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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT FARIZAH ALI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the opportunity to build skills that will allow me to improve and expand my project and also to work with other student leaders to advance all of the Sustainable Development Goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project STEM Inspire

STEM Inspire is an innovative, hands-on mentoring program to teach underprivileged K12 students in the Phoenix area about STEM fields. Our students, typically from socioeconomically disadvantaged or other minority backgrounds, are given access to college student mentors who engage them in laboratory-style critical thinking activities, advertise STEM career opportunities, and discuss college life. Some of our activities include extracting DNA, performing chemical reactions, and making self-propelling cars from balloons and water bottles. Within the next few months, we plan to hold regular sessions in five locations across the Phoenix area and reach a minimum of fifty to one hundred enrolled students. Our commitment to education for all advances SDG 4 and UNAI principle 3.

About the Millennium Fellow

Farizah Ali is a senior college student majoring in biochemistry and global health from Phoenix, Arizona. She is passionate about science, education, human rights, and equal opportunity. Outside of her classes and running Project STEM Inspire, she conducts research in a lab developing new antibiotics, volunteer at local hospitals and non-profits, and works as a teaching assistant. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, doing art projects, and table tennis.

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