ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I never thought that as an undergraduate I could be investigating an issue that is of growing importance to New York City and cities around the globe. That is why I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow. The fellowship provides world changers a setting to openly discuss issues, share advice, and most importantly remind each other that we are not alone in our commitment to improve our communities.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Ejirooghene’s fellowship project is Detecting Flood-Prone Areas within The Bronx and Proposing Recommendations for Green Infrastructure. This project is centered on using remotely sensed data to pinpoint flood-prone areas throughout the Bronx, NY. From there, it would recommend the best green infrastructure practices to ensure resiliency in these areas. A couple of measurable goals of this project is to accurately document flooding occurrences throughout the Bronx at least 3 times through remotely sensed data from satellites and to secure partnership with at least one NYC planning department (Bronx City Planning Department ,NYC Climate Policy and Programs, Planning and Development Office of the Bronx Borough President).
About the Millennium Fellow
Ejirooghene Ojeni is an avid youtube-choreography watcher, chocolate enthusiast, and a proud New Yorker. She is passionate about exploring urban environments, which manifests itself in her taking impromptu strolls or long runs across any city he is in. The concept of eco-cities fascinates her, which is why she loves observing how a city incorporates sustainability in both its public and private spaces. Ultimately, she aspires to become a sustainable urban planner and his first plan of action would be to transform her hometown, The Bronx, into a beautiful eco-city
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