ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
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.
“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.