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 JOANNE TAMAYO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

" I am beyond excited and honored to get to be apart of this fellowship and see what all the fellows across the world are trying to accomplish and will. I'm very excited to work alongside like-minded people who are passionate about trying to make the world a better place however best we can. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Small Business, Big Impact

Small Business Big Impact aimed to improve the improper disposal of trash and recyclables in local Atlanta businesses. We created models called “Disposal Displays” which was a glass box consisting of the recyclable materials based on the establishment’s products. A waste audit was later conduced to measure the level of impact of the "Disposal Displays."

About the Millennium Fellow

I am currently a rising fourth year studying mechanical engineering with two minors in global development and public policy. As I started becoming more aware of the impact humans are making on the environment, I started paying attention to my own instilled habits and the world around me. I realized that there are a plethora of avenues an individual could make their lives more sustainable and how easy it was. However, I also realized that the products that are available to the consumer are more often than not unsustainable or environmentally conscious businesses often follow counter effective practices. Therefore, I am very passionate about bridging the gap of sustainability between the consumer and the businesses providing products and services.

I hope to engage in a career where I can combine engineering with the principles of sustainability and humanitarian aid. I am also interested in the policies that will have to be enacted in order to implement the sustainable regulations we need. Regardless, I am committed to help further the UN's goals throughout my lifetime.

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