Sophie Tayade

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 SOPHIE TAYADE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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Millennium Fellowship Project: A Health Hub

A Health Hub provides free health care and assistance for refugees in the DFW Area. This semester, we hope to expand our nonprofit to a larger scale, starting with Pittsburgh as there is a large refugee population here. We believe that health care is a basic right and will work to make sure that everyone has access.

As a team, we plan to host a free health fair for refugees to monitor vitals, do lab work, and arrange one-on-one consults with doctors to allow the refugees access to free personalized health care. We also want to host one program in mental health, offering the refugee populations a multitude of ways to take care of themselves, their health, and their families while adjusting to life in the United States of America.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sophie Tayade is a second-year Rehabilitation Sciences student at the University of Pittsburgh. She yearns to understand the obstacles individuals face when accessing health care and looks forward to working with community leaders to provide reliable resources to disadvantaged communities.

Connect with Sophie via LinkedIn

Scott Glaser

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 SCOTT GLASER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 4 and UNAI 5

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Millennium Fellowship Project: Motivating Students Through Potential Careers

Motivating Students Through Potential Careers works through an after school program which aims to get low achieving public school students to perform better in their academics. One motivating factor that has worked in my past experience in the classroom is to get students thinking about their goals for the future. By bringing in local professionals to talk about their careers I hope to inspire students to achieve goals of higher education that they never thought was possible. My goal is to have 50% of my students identify a career they are interest in, and have them understand how to achieve it. Another goal is to have students improve their grades to the point where recognizing their dreams are possible.

About the Millennium Fellow

Scott Glaser is a Senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Political Science, with a minor in English Literature, and a certificate in Global Studies. He is a Student Government Board member at the Pitt, and he is passionate about all of the SDG's but particularly education inequity.

Connect with Scott via Instagram & Facebook.

Rhea Verma

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 RHEA VERMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 9

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Millennium Fellowship Project: A Health Hub

A Health Hub provides free health care and assistance for refugees in the DFW Area. This semester, we hope to expand our nonprofit to a larger scale, starting with Pittsburgh as there is a large refugee population here. We believe that health care is a basic right and will work to make sure that everyone has access.

As a team, we plan to host a free health fair for refugees to monitor vitals, do lab work, and arrange one-on-one consults with doctors to allow the refugees access to free personalized health care. We also want to host one program in mental health, offering the refugee populations a multitude of ways to take care of themselves, their health, and their families while adjusting to life in the United States of America.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rhea Verma is a second year bioinformatics student at the University of Pittsburgh. She is passionate about helping isolated and disadvantaged societies obtain proper healthcare, and is currently involved in research about how technology can be further integrated into medical systems to expand the outreach of quality care.

Katelyn Morrison

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 KATELYN MORRISON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 9 and UNAI 5

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“Steve Jobs once said:
’Here's to the crazy ones ... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.’

This quote inspires me to contribute to developing communities around the world. Having the opportunity to make impactful advancements through my own passions and meeting other Millennium Fellows from other countries is so exciting. I cannot wait to see all the successes that come from the Class of 2019!”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainability CREATE

The mission of Sustainability CREATE is to further local community development by encouraging innovation and research. This program provides a platform for individuals to creatively think about ways to transform the University of Pittsburgh and surrounding community into a more sustainable city. There will be hands-on workshops to introduce principles from engineering, entrepreneurship, and design thinking. The SDGs will also be incorporated in these workshops.

By December 2019, the projected outcome includes hosting two-day workshops: one for incoming sophomore engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh and one for the general public. The projected outcome also includes completing the planning for Sustainability CREATE’s hackathon event in the Spring Semester.

My long-term goal is to implement makerspaces and run these workshops in Latin America. These workshops will increase the number of people involved with innovation in developing countries, and it encourages people to integrate local sustainability issues into their research.

About the Millennium Fellow

Katelyn Morrison is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Computer Science with a certificate in Sustainability. Katelyn’s roots of innovation and creating go back to her high school: Northwestern Lehigh in New Tripoli, PA. She co-founded a maker club at her high school which evolved into the middle school and elementary schools creating makerspaces. Now, she currently creates and runs her own workshops in an up-and-coming makerspace on Pitt’s campus. Katelyn’s goals include attending grad school to further research in computational sustainability and attain her PhD for professorship.

Connect with Katelyn via Facebook & LinkedIn.

Jasmin Perrier

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 JASMIN PERRIER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 3

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“To me, the term “diversity” should celebrate not only our differences in race, but also in interests, opinions, attitudes and especially cultures. With the support of the Millennium Fellowship, my project is driven by my belief that establishing a willingness to accept one another's differences and
unconventionalities is key to sustaining diverse societies and equitable learning for all.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: Community Growth at the Corner

Community Growth at the Corner focuses around supporting the Corner, a community center located in West Oakland, Pittsburgh PA, as they progress through the revitalization of their location and programs. The Corner provides a space for local residents of all ages to share stories, culture, art, and opinions. It is a place for both teaching and learning. But most importantly, it is a space which fosters community for all residents.

The goal of this initiative is to volunteer in planning and implementing public events (i.e music and poetry nights, film screenings, social justice oriented actives, community workshops etc), nurturing relationships with neighbors, recruiting both volunteers and partner agencies who may create and host events, managing The Corner's budget, and creating and maintaining a social media presence.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jasmin Perrier is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Rehabilitation Health and Sciences with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Outside of classes, she is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega in which she volunteers and serves various non-profits throughout Pittsburgh PA.

Connect with Jasmin via Facebook.

Devesh Malik

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 DEVESH MALIK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 10 and UNAI 7

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“I am excited to finally be provided a proper foundation for creating change in today's society!”

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Elimination of Prejudice Project

Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity is an organization that helps to eliminate prejudice. The University of Pittsburgh's chapter for Pi Lambda Phi, known as PA Gamma Sigma, has successfully hosted events in the local community that promote intercultural dialogue in an attempt to increase society's cultural acceptance; these events have positively impacted the lives of many students and faculty on the Pittsburgh campus. Furthermore, hosting events near the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian hospital, the largest hospital in the state of Pennsylvania has allowed PA Gamma Sigma to impact the lives of countless UPMC employees and patients.

Hopefully, by December of 2019, the impact of this project will reach as many individuals as possible in Pittsburgh via social media, news articles, etc. The project's goal is to impact 500+ individuals via events in person, and countless others through mass media.

About the Millennium Fellow

Devesh Malik is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. Devesh studies both Molecular Biology and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry and is passionate about community service and outreach. He is a part of the PA Gamma Sigma Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi, a fraternity that helps to eliminate prejudice. Through his fraternity, Devesh and his fellow brothers host events to raise awareness for and reduce social inequality. Additionally, Devesh currently works under the University Chancellor as a part of Blue and Gold Society, the governing body of Pitt's Alumni Association, and is a member of the Honors College.

Connect with Devesh via LinkedIn.


Chiara Rigaud

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 CHIARA RIGAUD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 4

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"We are all connected in some way; that connection is why I'm excited about being a fellow. There is always something to be learned and understood from one another, and it grants me the opportunity to experience new challenges and perspectives to apply to my personal and professional life."

Millennium Fellowship Project: Be the Change

Be the change is an initiative that creates a safe inclusive space for individuals to come together and discuss topics that aren't easy to openly discuss or question. From systemic racism, disparities in human security, to climate change. It's a person-risking atmosphere that warrants individuals to develop conducive discussions/arguments between one another. Then take those conversations and build them into sub-projects of actions to find ways to contribute to topics addressed.

Goals to achieve by November 2020:

  • Minimum 15 consistent members engaging in conversations

  • Have faculty or representatives of outside organizations speak at hosted meetings

  • Help improve individuals communication skills, open their minds to more and possibly add social responsibility and the drive to participate and be leaders in their community and the communities of others in a sustainable and beneficial way.

  • Partake in local volunteer events that correlate with our discussions

  • Transform an individuals perspective (via a pre/post surveys)

About the Millennium Fellow

Chiara Rigaud is a rising Junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is from South Florida. She is on the pre-med track, seeking a degree in both Urban and Global studies, as well as a minor in Turkish and History. Chiara is passionate about learning and understanding health equity, human security, social/environmental justice, and global health.

Her interests align with her plans to pursue a combined MD/MPH degree because Chiara intends to work for Doctors without Borders and other organizations that connect her passion for medicine, global health, and being an activist who encourages and strives for sustainable and equitable change for all.

Connect with Chiara via Facebook & Instagram.

Anisha Reddy

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 ANISHA REDDY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Pittsburgh l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 3 and UNAI 6

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"I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because not only will I be able to pursue my goal of making sure physical and mental healthcare is accessible to all, I will also meet and collaborate with other driven individuals who, like me, are passionate about helping others and making the world a better place."

Millennium Fellowship Project: A Health Hub

A Health Hub provides free health care and assistance for refugees in the DFW Area. This semester, we hope to expand our nonprofit to a larger scale, starting with Pittsburgh as there is a large refugee population here. We believe that health care is a basic right and will work to make sure that everyone has access.

As a team, we plan to host a free health fair for refugees to monitor vitals, do lab work, and arrange one-on-one consults with doctors to allow the refugees access to free personalized health care. We also want to host one program in mental health, offering the refugee populations a multitude of ways to take care of themselves, their health, and their families while adjusting to life in the United States of America.

About the Millennium Fellow

Anisha Reddy is a Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in psychology and neuroscience, with plans to attend medical school and pursue Psychiatry. She is passionate about mental health and making health care accessible to everyone, regardless of their background. While advancing this goal as the co-founder of the non-profit, A Health Hub, she also serves as a board member of Eat@Pitt and does neuroscience research on campus. In the future, she hopes to start her own collaborative care clinic that offers combined treatments of psychiatry and psychotherapy for mood disorders.

Connect with Anisha via Facebook & Instagram.