Melissa Aguilar

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 MELISSA BRENES AGUILAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of the Ozarks l Arkansas, USA l Advancing SDG 2 and UNAI 1

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“Being a Millennium Fellow will help me to create a social impact on my community to a greater level through the United Nations, by sharing my values of empathy, humility, and inclusion to my fellows in my campus community.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Student Initiative on Food Security (SIFS) is a campus-wide initiative that seeks to eradicate episodic food insecurity by introducing educational workshops and policy change discussions; establishing campus food resources, and creating a network of community volunteers to boost the local Food For Thought Garden in Clarksville, Arkansas. Throughout the Millennium Fellowship program, SIFS aims to accomplish the following goals:

  1. Host 5 food security workshops reaching a total of 400 students to help students access food assistance (impact will be tracked with pre/post surveys).

  2. Organize 10 campaigns to volunteer in the Food for Thought Garden with an expected total attendance of 300 students.

  3. Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues that students face with a campus-wide survey.

  4. Create 1 institutional agreement to improve food options for students in the campus food facilities.

  5. Open and Manage the first on-campus Food Bank for the Ozarks community.

  6. Reduce campus food waste by creating 1 food reclamation agreement to distribute edible food to students on and off campus.

About the Millennium Fellow

Melissa Brenes is a senior at the University of the Ozarks studying Business Administration with minors in Psychology and American Studies. Melissa currently serves as the Director of the Hispanic Student Association (HSA), an organization that promotes the Hispanic culture, diversity, and inclusion in her campus.

Melissa thinks like a leader and how to help people, she works with and serves. In this way she is always looking for new and innovative ways of doing things. It could be said that Melissa has a mind of a true leader and the heart of an entrepreneur. Always seeking out efficiently and effective changes in ever hectic world.

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