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.
"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.