Rebekah Davis

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT REBEKAH DAVIS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 11 and UNAI 9

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Millennium Fellowship Project: Northeastern University Composting Initiative

Northeastern University Composting Initiative works to increase accessibility and awareness about composting to the Northeastern community. Before November, we hope to establish a partnership with the university to help 200 students start composting and host one event about environmental action.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rebekah Davis is a senior at Northeastern University. Originally from Great Neck, NY, she is majoring in Finance and has minors in both Global Social Enterprise and International Affairs. She loves being outdoors, dogs and ice cream. One day, she hopes to bring high quality, affordable health care to those who need it most.

Connect with Rebecca via Facebook.

Navin Mani

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NAVIN MANI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 9 and UNAI 2

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“Nothing makes me happier than the prospect of making a positive impact on my community (the world) while meeting those trying to do the same all in one.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Origin

At Origin, we empower undergraduate and graduate students to create prototypes for ground-breaking, emerging technologies. These technologies have significant real-world benefits and contribute to the progress of humanity's ongoing developments.

  1. We will host 4 deep-tech events in that time that will engage with around 50 people on average

  2. We will host the NSF I-Corps program that will reach up to 15 teams, and 40 mentors.

  3. We will provide up to $3k Omega Funding to up to 15 teams of the many applicants (up to 30 people).

  4. We will provide up to $10k Alpha Funding to up to 10 teams of the many applicants (up to 30 people).

  5. The outward impact of each developing venture is not quantifiable at the moment, because the impact of each applicant varies. However, it is possible that each successful applicant can impact up to thousands of individuals in our community.

About the Millennium Fellow

Navin is an innovator in this increasingly connected world, studying Computer Science and Finance. He is honing my skills to be a leader in tech and educate the general population about the profound implications of big data.

He is the Executive Director of Origin. Navin also works at Decibel Therapeutics as a Data Engineer, and at TakeShape as a Developer Advocate. He continuously strives to be literate in the cutting-edge of today's & tomorrow's technology.

Connect with Navin via LinkedIn.

Jordan Lin

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JORDAN LIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 8 and UNAI 2

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“I am driven to change the world, to make a positive, disruptive impact that empowers others to do the same. I greatly look forward to being a part of community of passionate peers working towards this same goal in different areas and learning from them.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Building Gamechangers from the Bottom Up

IDEA is Northeastern's Venture Accelerator. We help students, staff, faculty or alumni with a problem to solve or solution to build make their dreams a reality. Over the past 10 years of our program, we've created hundreds of entrepreneurs and taught them about business modeling, prototyping, market analysis, etc. However, we fail to teach them about themselves to 1.) strategically plan for their impact, 2.) soft skills, 3.) social entrepreneurship, and 4.) mental health wellness skills. Teaching these will serve to drive their success and educate the leaders of tomorrow about how to use their skills to support their employees and improve the world around them. I would like to pilot 3 of these classes this semester, with at least 15 students in each class. In surveying the students, I hope that on a 1-5 scale most students rate the class as a 4 in applicability, impact & effectiveness.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jordan Lin is a 5th year at Northeastern University. She is a Psychology major with a double minor in Business Administration and Leadership & Human Capital. She has completed 3 co-ops during her college career, from HR Ops at Publicis Sapient, to recruiting at McKinsey & Company, to working on the Benefits, Wellness & Perks team at Wayfair. She is also the Community & Ops Director at IDEA. When she isn't working, she does yoga and rock climbs, enjoys nature walks and is developing her own personality test.

Connect with Jordan via LinkedIn.

Sofia Catalina

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SOFIA CATALINA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 7 and UNAI 9

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“I am so honored to be a 2019 Millennium Fellow and join a group of such passionate, motivated people. As a Millennium Fellow, I will delve into the interconnectedness of global problems, allowing me to apply my technical and personal interests to a broader dialogue. I am excited to contribute and learn from other student leaders passionate about making the world a better, more sustainable place.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: IIonic Liquid Electrolyte for Redox Flow Battery Application

As a researcher in Northeastern's Complex Electrochemical Systems Laboratory (CESL), I am investigating organic ionic liquid electrolytes for redox flow battery applications. Energy storage remains a key issue in integrating renewable energy sources with the electric grid. Due to their intermittent nature, long-term, large-scale energy storage is needed to ensure grid stability, integrity, and dependability. Current battery technology cannot meet the cost and functionality targets necessary for this level of storage, but new chemistries and architectures are being developed to change this. The redox flow battery is one such experimental battery technology that could have the low-cost and performance attributes necessary to enable grid-scale energy storage. Over the next year, we hope to construct a prototype and demonstrate the viability of this novel electrolyte type.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sofia Catalina is a senior at Northeastern University studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Business Practices. Raised in central Massachusetts, she grew up with an appreciation and love for the natural world, which she hopes to develop into a career enabling renewables through energy storage. At Northeastern, she has broadened her knowledge and interest in electrochemistry, especially through internships at Nuvera Fuel Cells, Form Energy, Tesla and research on-campus in Northeastern's Complex Electrochemical Systems Laboratory. Outside of the lab, Sofia is President of the Northeastern Society of Women Engineers and loves traveling and escaping Boston to hike and kayak.

Connect with Sofia via LinkedIn & Instagram.

Lauren Rothschild

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LAUREN ROTHSCHILD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 8

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"I'm grateful to the Millenium Fellowship Program for creating a network which allows for students to collaborate on the initiatives that drive us to make change. I'm excited to use this opportunity to build on the idea that women play a unique and powerful role in peace-building and policy-making processes.”

Photo Credits:      IGNITE at Northeastern

Photo Credits: IGNITE at Northeastern

Millennium Fellowship Project: IGNITE at Northeastern

IGNITE is an organization which empowers women to develop political ambition. Northeastern's chapter will work with students on campus to raise community awareness of the ways in which women play a unique role in the peace-building and policy-making processes. The project aims to introduce the idea that women are not just survivors of conflict, they are often the people who are most apt to come to a peaceful resolution. IGNITE aims to carry out weekly meetings and three events (speakers, film screenings, and workshops) which highlight the contributions women have made to peace-building and policy-making efforts in the past and how my community can support women who are pursuing these processes now.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lauren Rothschild is a rising senior studying political science, international affairs and security studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has served as a Research Assistant at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, and as a Student Ambassador for Northeastern's Global Experience Office. Lauren works with IGNITE at Northeastern to center women in conversations and programming about political ambition and policy-making.

Connect with Lauren via LinkedIn & Facebook.

Logan Jones

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LOGAN JONES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“I’m excited to be a Millennium Fellow as it allows me to continue and expand my work with Boston public schools, collaborating and sharing my passion for STEM education with local high school students, all the while learning and gaining inspiration from my peers to better promote sustainable development in education.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Husky High School Hacks (HHH)

Husky High School Hacks (HHH) works to empower Boston public high school students to develop and implement STEM-based hackathons on their campuses, providing a platform for mentorship, collaboration, and fun.

About the Millennium Fellow

Logan Jones is a senior at Northeastern University studying Environmental Studies and Economics with minors in Computer Science and Ethics. He is passionate about cooking, gardening, and promoting environmental and cultural sustainability.

Stephanie Manna

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT STEPHANIE MANNA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 4

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“Building an environment based on understanding and learning is an unimaginable opportunity. Being a Millennium Fellow provides me with the support and network I need to maximize the impact of my project.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Accessible Language Learning

Accessible Language Learning (ALL) is a program dedicated to empowering women by offering free, high-quality language classes to those involved in women's centers. These classes will not only provide necessary skills in the languages of interest but also encourage a cultural exchange to promote cross-cultural understanding. This is beneficial for professional aspirations, day-to-day interactions, and for any natural curiosity to learn something new. Through ALL’s supportive environment, women can share their knowledge as well as learn from their peers. For its first goal as a new organization, ALL strives to have 50 women involved and participating in its courses by November 2019.

About the Millennium Fellow

Stephanie Manna is a senior at Northeastern University majoring in International Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. She grew up in a Spanish and Italian household in New Jersey, which introduced her to different languages and cultures early on. At Northeastern, she has been on the executive board and an instructor for NUCALLS, a free language-learning, and culture-exchange club. She has worked in the Northeast, Los Angeles, and is currently finishing her year abroad in Spain. Stephanie plans on growing ALL to make a lasting impact on the women in her community.

Connect with Stephanie via LinkedIn.

Sonali Howe

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SONALI HOWE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“As a Millennium Fellow, I am personally motivated to work harder to help more students. As an aspiring lawyer interested in the field of education law, I am excited to further the impact of my organization’s personal finance curriculum on our community of Boston Public School students by making the curriculum more relevant and better measuring the effects of our work. I am thrilled to have the United Nations’ support and training behind our efforts.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Finance for the Community

Finance for the Community is an organization that provides financial literacy education to Boston Public School students. Our team of teachers meets once a week learn our curriculum modules and practice public speaking and presentation skills. We then go into Boston Public Schools and present on relevant topics including wants versus needs, credit and savings, budgeting and planning for your financial future.

Our measurable goals for this semester include:

  1. Revamping our curriculum into 3 modules that are more relevant and useful for students.

  2. Implementing pre- and post-tests for each session to more accurately measure the impact of each module.

  3. Adding public speaking workshops to improve our teachers’ presentation skills and improve student engagement.

  4. Providing incentives (in the form of prizes) to students for participation in order to better engage each class.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sonali Howe is a third year student at Northeastern University working towards her B.S. Economics with Law and Public Policy and International Affairs minors. She hopes to attend law school after completing her undergraduate degree. She is passionate about financial literacy education and learning about the law.

Hua Li

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT HUA LI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 3

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“Underlying social conflicts and trauma are complex cognitive dynamics that are yet to be completely understood. I am excited to explore these dynamics and how interventions can work to counteract them.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Young Investors Society

Young Investors Society (YIS) is an after-school High School club that teaches financial literacy through personal finance programs and stock market programs that emphasize long term, fundamental investing principles that emphasize the importance of saving and investing for the future.

YIS is dedicated to preparing the next generation of investors. Our mission is to inspire youth to be outstanding investors-investors in companies, investors in their communities, and investors in themselves.

By December 2019, the projected outcome of our project includes organizing financial literacy workshops in Shanghai and Hangzhou to attract a total number of 500 new students. This serves as a model for establishing the first financial literacy learning community in the region.

Our long-term goal is to expand the influence of Young Investors Society into the Asia Pacific region and to give high school students the opportunity to learn life-changing habits to save and invest in the future.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hua (Lyon) Li is a senior at Northeastern University studying Economics with a minor in Political Science. Lyon is passionate about advancing quality education and dedicated to bringing financial literacy to young students. He hopes that every student who is interested in finance could have access to learning.

Connect with Lyon via LinkedIn.

Robert Passas

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ROBERT PASSAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 8

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“Underlying social conflicts and trauma are complex cognitive dynamics that are yet to be completely understood. I am excited to explore these dynamics and how interventions can work to counteract them.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: MeWe International Program Evaluation

At Beyond Conflict, a research center specializing in applied brain science, I will be working on a team to evaluate the impacts of interventions by non-profit MeWe international. MeWe International seeks to use narrative therapies and workshops to facilitate trauma recovery in refugees, particularly those from Syria in Jordan. In doing this project, a great deal of information around the neuroscience and clinical psychology of trauma, social conflict, and radicalization will be reviewed as a means to inform further analysis. Ultimately, the goal is to design an experiment that will measure the effectiveness of these programs so that they can be adjusted, scaled, and replicated.

About the Millennium Fellow

Robert Passas is a senior at Northeastern University studying behavioral neuroscience. He is interested in applied research and social entrepreneurship, aiming to be able to move between the two. As a Millennium Fellow, Robert is excited to be able to catalyze social impact and entrepreneurship through neuroscience research. In the future, he hopes to continue doing behavioral research internationally and to work directly with impactful organizations.

Connect with Robert via LinkedIn.

Katherine Fitzpatrick

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KATHERINE FITZPATRICK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 10

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“I am most excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it opens up a whole network of students from around the globe. Although we all have different backgrounds, we all share similar interests. It will be great to collaborate and create this community :)”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Relay For Life

Relay For Life is an event that raises money for the American Cancer Society (ACS). I have been an active part of projects through ACS since the young age of 8, proceeding the unexpected loss of my father to cancer. Over the years, I got involved in Relay. Just last year, we created an event for over 2,000 students to raise money for cancer research, funding, and more. We also became the first 5 Star Campus in the world by helping with legislation efforts surrounding cancer patient rights, tobacco laws, and the like. Besides these projects, we also meet with patients and their caretakers to volunteer and hear their stories. It has given me a community to share my passion and past with.

About the Millennium Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Fitzpatrick is a rising third year at Northeastern University. Kat is studying Human Services with a minor in Arabic. She is specializing in Global Social Services of the Middle Eastern/Northern African regions. Kat hopes to travel the world and help other communities whilst using her ongoing Arabic skills. She is greatly looking forward to this opportunity with the Millennium Fellowship.

Connect with Kat via Instagram & Facebook.

Bouchra Benghomari

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BOUCHRA BENGHOMARI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 4

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“I am honored and excited to be given a platform through the Millennium Fellowship to address the deeply intersectional global inequalities that prompt the Sustainable Development Goals, with the vision of creating an interdisciplinary, diverse, and united unit of change-makers towards issues that pertain to global health.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Northeastern University Global Health Forum (NUGHF)

NUGHF aims to promote the understanding of the interdisciplinary issues of global health through active participation locally and globally in alleviating targets throughout all SDGs which relate to health. NUGHF unifies on-campus and other local/regional organizations to foster increased collaboration, continuous support, and student engagement for the purpose of promoting the expansion of global health advocacy within the Northeastern community and beyond. Through three specialized forks of the organization, 1) health science, 2) globalization & development, 3) culture & society, students focus on utilizing their skills and expertise to maximize various initiatives.

Our goals for the upcoming semester include hosting a new 3 part workshop series on campus for students and the local community in collaboration with several organizations. Additionally, we aim to develop an outreach project consisting of a crash-course about global health with methods/opportunities to increase underserved youth engagement.

About the Millennium Fellow

Bouchra Benghomari is from Cambridge, MA with roots from Algeria, and is a second year student at Northeastern University, studying Cellular/Molecular Biology with a minor in Global Health. Bouchra currently conducts research in the Department of Infectious Disease and Immunology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Bouchra is also the founder of Altrusity, an initiative intended to promote ‘altruism despite adversity’, by facilitating the participation of underserved youth in the Greater Boston Area into STEM, with the purpose of giving back to their community. Additionally, Bouchra serves as the UNICEF USA New England Youth Representative.

Connect with Bouchra via Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn.

Alyssa Pascoe

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ALYSSA PASCOE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 6

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"Mental health has always been an issue I have been passionate about, and I am beyond excited to be recognized as a Millennium Fellow and have the support needed to develop my project to the very best. Being a part of a network of motivated, globally-focused group of students is an incredible opportunity, and I look forward to the next four months. Together, we will work on devising solutions to critical issues, and aim to further the objectives of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals."

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mental Health Awareness Initiative

The Mental Health Awareness Initiative drives to address the stigma surrounding mental illness, while also providing resources for comprehensive healthcare. Through public events, discussion groups, and social media awareness efforts, it aims to provide individuals with guidance about different resources they can utilize to find a remedy for themselves, and in the process target the stigma surrounding mental illness today. This project aims to reach as many lives as possible through expert panel sessions, discussion groups, and social media outreach.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alyssa Pascoe grew up in suburban Michigan, São Paulo, and Shanghai, and now finds her home in Boston at Northeastern University. She is a junior majoring in International Affairs and Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, with minors in History and Law & Public Policy. She is very involved in the International Relations Council at Northeastern, which encompasses the school's Model UN, Model Arab League, and Model NATO teams, as well as Northeastern's United Nations Association Chapter. Alyssa spent a month this past summer researching at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, which furthered her passion towards human rights and global justice. She hopes to pursue a law-related career after graduation.

Connect with Alyssa via Facebook & LinkedIn.

Lindsay Nicole Parcell

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LINDSAY NICOLE PARCELL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 2 and UNAI 1

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“I want to be a Millennium Fellow to be a part of a community of people that advocates for a constantly-improving world. As a Millennium Fellow, I will not just strive to reach certain goals; rather I will strive to surpass these goals. If we eliminate poverty, people will have more resources to focus on education, eradicating disease, and helping one another. We should all care about these issues. The planet belongs to all of us, and we all share the same desires, in one form or another.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Hall Council Project

This year, Hall Council Project involves eliminating hunger in Boston, one mouth at a time. When it comes to volunteering, Hall Council gets Northeastern students involved through fun and engaging activities all over campus, working to help the Boston community. This includes raising money for Boston’s hungry through donations and collection drives, and also serving at Harvard’s Homeless Shelter as well as Boston Food Bank. Living in a big city, many hungry people go unnoticed. Hall Council Project sees these people. Dollar donations and hourly shifts at the shelter can make a huge difference in the lives of people all over Boston.

Measurable goals will include:

  • Minimum of 150 students in the Northeastern community volunteering to help eliminate homelessness

  • Two or more events sponsored by Hall Council to advertise and promote shifts for homeless shelters

  • Make a website for Northeastern food donations easier to access and more well-known on campus

About the Millennium Fellow

Lindsay Nicole Parcell is currently a sophomore at Northeastern University studying Nursing with a minor in Spanish and International Affairs. Lindsay spends most of her time volunteering through Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing preschool children for kindergarten, as well as working with Residential Student Association to ensure students are enjoying their campus and feeling safe. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys reading, researching politics, and cooking (although her skills are still a work-in-progress.)

Connect with Lindsay via Facebook & LinkedIn.

Matthew Boutros

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MATTHEW BOUTROS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 3

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“I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow for two reasons: 1. The amazing opportunity I will have to connect with like minded and ambitious pears and 2. the opportunity to play a part in furthering sustainable development. Sustainable development is the only way to ensure that we progress as a society without compromising the ability to develop for future generations”

Millennium Fellowship Project: The SDG Ambassador Program

The SDG Ambassador Program is a project that aims to expand awareness of the SDG's to high school students by capitalizing on the specializations of university students. Students that study fields related to specific SDG's will hold workshops to present their SDG to a school. The Ambassador program also seeks to further the education of the Ambassadors by connecting them with local Boston organizations that focus on their specific SDG.

Measurable Goals:

  • Hold at least unique 17 workshops: one for each SDG

  • Have all ambassadors attend at least one academic conference related to their SDG

About the Millennium Fellow

Matthew Boutros is a rising Junior at Northeastern University studying Political Science. He is committed to studying law and judicial systems. Having served as a university delegate to the United Nations in Geneva, Matthew researched how to increase the legitimacy of international criminal courts. Matthew is also a member of the Northeastern International Relations Council and has spent time working in a federal prosecutors office.

Connect with Matthew via Twitter, LinkedIn & Instagram.

Sydney Wise

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SYDNEY WISE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 4

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“I believe in the power of experience, and as a Millennium Fellow, I hope to bring global issues closer to home by highlighting the experiences of others in an educating and engaging way.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: NU Donation Lab

The NU Donation Lab will be a permanent space at Northeastern in which students both learn about global issues and channel their ideas into action. Every semester, the executive board at the Lab will select a global issue to highlight through informational and fundraising events. In our first semester, we hope to accomplish the following:

  • Hold 4-6 informational events about the semester's trademark issue (e.g. documentary viewings, author live chats)

  • Identify the most pressing needs of the people affected by the trademark issue

  • Identify how the Northeastern community can help meet those needs

  • Couple each informational event with an opportunity for students to contribute material donations

  • Hold +1 fundraising event at which students can contribute material or monetary donations

  • Develop and encourage a social media campaign by which students can educate their friends and family external to Northeastern about the trademark issue

About the Millennium Fellow

Sydney is a junior at Northeastern University studying Political Science & International Affairs. She minors in Arabic, and has studied in Jordan to advance her language skills. Currently, she is developing research into the cross-border displacement of people displaced by climate change and related events. After graduation, she hopes to spend time traveling before venturing into the field of diplomacy to help solve the problems that she now researches.

Connect with Sydney via LinkedIn & Facebook.

Sarah Goodman

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SARAH GOODMAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 16 and UNAI 6

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“In an ever-changing world, it is critical that we, as young people, are at the forefront pushing for critical solutions to the challenges we face. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow, work closely with my colleagues on projects, and find ways to address these challenges.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Effectiveness of the ICC

The Effectiveness of the ICC is a research project that delves into the intrinsic mechanisms of the ICC and the cases prosecuted. The research will lead to a deeper understanding of the ICC and its effectiveness and what we can do as a society to make this institution more effective and respond better to human rights abuses around the world. I will be doing research, completing interviews, and putting together a scholarly paper that explains and addresses the effectiveness of the ICC and what we can do as a society to make it work more efficiently and respond better to human rights abuses around the world. My impact may not be as measurable during these 4 months, but once finished, this can be presented and lead to further research.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sarah Goodman is a rising senior at Northeastern University with a major in Political Science and minors in Law and Public Policy and International Affairs. Sarah is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. At her university, Sarah is involved in her sorority, philanthropy, and community service. She is completing the research project as an independent study for her senior thesis. Sarah hopes to one day go to law school and pursue a career in federal prosecution.

Connect with Sarah via LinkedIn.

Paula Soumaya Domit

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PAULA SOUMAYA DOMIT, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 16 and UNAI 7

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“I am honored to be a Millennium Fellow! I am excited to continue to educate myself on the issues addressed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and become a more effective, connected, and better-informed advocate for universal human rights.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Youth for Refugee Advocacy

Youth for Refugee Advocacy aims to encourage dialogue and facilitate activities between American youth and resettled refugees in their communities. YRA gives talks in young communities providing a brief overview of what the refugee crisis is and what they can do to help refugees locally. These educational sessions present young Americans with existing opportunities to help refugees in their area and provide a framework for individuals to build their own service projects based on their interests. Within the next months, YRA hopes to educate and involve at least 50 youth in projects with their local refugee community.

About the Millennium Fellow

Paula Soumaya Domit is a Mexican Lebanese student in Northeastern University's Honors Program pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a concentration in International Political Economy, as well as a minor in International Security Studies. Paula Soumaya has a background with the Sustainable Development Goals as a former Youth Delegate to the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2016 and a visiting researcher at the United Nations Office in Geneva in 2019.

Connect with Paula via LinkedIn & Instagram.

Orianna Kane

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ORIANNA KANE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 11 and UNAI 9

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“I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and make a difference in my own community. Composting is an easy place to start, and I am going to be looking for other projects that reduce waste and conserve energy in a sustainable way on campus, as well. My generation is under a lot of pressure to fix the environmental problems that have been handed to us. I’m ready to get to work.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Campus Composting: Don't Throw it, Grow it!

Campus Composting entails setting up compost receptacles in the residential halls on the Boston Northeastern Campus. By the end of this year, the bins should be installed in at least one residential building. The compost will be collected and sent to an appropriate facility or partnering local gardening associations. Composting is important because if the food scraps make it to a landfill, they will decompose underground. This results in the production of methane, a greenhouse gas that traps 30 times more atmospheric heat than carbon dioxide. This problem is avoidable if the correct system is set up. Also, it will save the city money by lowering the overall volume of waste and replenish the soil with nutrients. College students will learn how to compost and hopefully carry the habit to continue making a difference for the rest of their lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Orianna Elysse Kane is a 4th year mechanical engineering student pursuing two minors in electrical engineering and mathematics. At Northeastern, she has led STEM education programs while being President of the STEMout club. As a researcher, she has a diverse range of completed projects scoping from water purification, wind energy, aeroponics, fuel cells, chromatography, and electric car batteries. She is passionate about renewable energy and the environment and hopes to create a more sustainable world.

Arushi Sood

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ARUSHI SOOD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 8

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“As James Baldwin said, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." There are many things in our world that should change for the better, and I have often felt daunted and not known where to start and how to advocate for such changes. By being a Millennium Fellow, I am excited to develop leadership skills that prioritize social impact and build a network of support on campus so that making positive changes will begin to feel more attainable.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Coping Mechanisms for Racism in the Workplace

I will be conducting research starting in the fall regarding coping mechanisms that have been implemented when experiencing racism in the workplace. The study is still being designed so that any participant can remain anonymous and feel safe in sharing vulnerable experiences. My hope is to include the perspective of students at Northeastern who may have experienced racism while on co-op, as this can be hard to navigate as well. Alongside a professor at Northeastern, we will be trying to create a space where students can share their experiences in a safe, supportive environment.

About the Millennium Fellow

Arushi Sood is a junior at Northeastern University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology and Health Sciences! She is hoping to pursue a career related to law and public health, and is currently researching how university housing affects the economic development of urban areas. She is also on e-board for Northeastern's chapter of Generation Citizen, and is extremely passionate in spreading access to civics education in Boston.