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 am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow. I know the knowledge I will acquire through this experience will aid me, not only with developing Remora, but also in future projects. The Fellowship is a great opportunity to connect with likeminded individual from around the globe who are deeply committed to have a social impact.”
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
Estefanía Muñiz is a third-year college student studying Political Science and Economy with a minor in French at the University of Puerto Rico: Rio Piedras. Estefanía is currently a member of her campus’ Enactus chapter and is deeply passionate about social justice, equity, climate action and helping others. Estefanía plans to pursue graduate studies in the fields of Political Economy and Development.