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 ISABELLA JAPAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Cornell University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I'm thrilled to have been chosen as a Millennium Fellow, not only for the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers and make a positive global impact, but to gain better insight on how to embark on a career centered around social justice. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Bargaining for Better Schools

The Bargaining for Better Schools Project aims to provide accessible information and create dialogue pertaining to public education employment practices in New York State, benefitting both labor management relations and the general public. As a research assistant my role is to code contracts to later analyze trends to potentially be used in labor-management negotiations. This past semester we have completed coding for over an hundred teachers contracts, made edits on the health insurance report, and trained several new members to the team.

About the Millennium Fellow

Isabella Japal is a rising junior at Cornell University studying Industrial and Labor Relations. She is interested in education policy and aspires to create her own nonprofit centered around this issue. When she is not doing research for the Bargaining for Better Schools Project, she works as a writing tutor and is a member of Cornell's Conflict-Resolution club.

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