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.
“I've never had an opportunity like this before, I'm extremely excited and thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Millennium Fellow Class of 2019, because it represents a space to connect and network, develop my leadership skills and to also transcend our project. I'm ready to sum myself into the young leaders that positively impact's the world, and to the generations that take the steps to transform our world into a more sustainable and healthy one.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Eco Realiza
“Realiza” means to carry out. “Eco-realiza” means to carry out actions that are eco-conscious. With this in mind, the project Eco Realiza aims to educate people so that they can make choices that are better for the environment. The project aims to incentivize climate action on a personal level. The project looks to raise awareness on the issues of climate change and water quality. Eco Realiza wishes to empower people as individuals to take climate action and in the process better water quality. The project aims to educate people through diverse and remarkable ways, whether it be through art, event organizing or social media.
During the course of the Fellowship we hope to bring entrepreneurs that sell reusable and eco-friendly products to our campus of the University of Puerto Rico. Through this event we will introduce eco-friendly products to our community in hopes that students become more conscious of the environment while consuming. Another goal that we wish to accomplish is to raise awareness on waste around bodies of water through art installations in hopes to reduce waste that ends up polluting our water sources. Also, we hope to raise awareness on climate action and water quality through the creation of content for a social media page on Instagram.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alejandra Rodríguez Seguí is a student at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations and Public Administration. Her participation in several student organizations and community projects, made her get out of her comfort zone, acquire leadership and organizational skills, and take the necessary action to solve specific problems. Lately, she's been actively working on with the Enactus team on the quality of water crisis in Puerto Rico. We're currently working to advance the #6 Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations, with our team project: Rémora.