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.
“Despite coming from a variety of backgrounds and interests, Millennium Fellows share one grounding quality: all driven by the same passion for social impact whether that be through environmental policy, human rights discourse, or political activism. I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow for the unique opportunity to convene with my peers and other student leaders, challenging each other and oneself to do more. Leveraging our unique differences and insights, I look forward to collectively implementing tangible, meaningful, and sustainable solutions in the community.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Invisible Illness and Disability Initiative
The Invisible Illness and Disability Initiative (IIDI) strives to foster healthy conversation and discussion to increase awareness and knowledge of invisible illnesses, disabilities and the illness experience in a larger stigmatized social construct. This work addresses SDG 10: reducing inequality within and among populations through empowerment and promotion of inclusion of all and UNAI #7: intercultural dialogue. Measurable goals: organize and host 2 events aimed towards current Penn students, speaker event style and workshop conference style; raise $1000 in support of major invisible illness/disability organizations and foundations.
About the Millennium Fellow
Robin is a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. She is planning on majoring in biophysics and communications with minors in healthcare management and chemistry. Outside of her project, Robin is currently an intern with the healthcare startup Synovium, an editor for a health publication group on campus, and writer for two policy groups. In her free time, Robin enjoys learning different coffee brewing techniques.