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.
“Being a Millennium Fellow means the union to a network of excellent students around the world that share the same vision, passion and compromise to make changes for the common good. It's an honor to be part of this mission of creating bold social impact.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Atmospheric Pollution. Problems and Possible Solutions
The Atmospheric Pollution project will be incorporating SDG 13 - Climate Action - by focusing on research in the area of disposal and reuse of coal combustion waste in Puerto Rico. The purpose of this study is to increase education on the topic and raise awareness about the importance of understanding the needs of our environment and the ways we can help it.
With this project, we hope to impact not only other university members to get involved in initiatives that work towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but also inspire young high school students to create similar projects as well. There is no limit for positive impact!
About the Millennium Fellow
Odaly S. Balasquide Odeh is an undergraduate student in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. Currently, she is part of the Honors Study Program in her campus, which has the objective of offering students with excellent curricular activities that allow them to analyze and solve pertinent problems in creative ways. As a young entrepreneur she considers herself to be, she expresses commitment on expanding her knowledge and diversifying her abilities in the health services and business area in order to link them in her future career and provide excellent service to her future patients.