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 SAMANTHA GISTREN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" As a problem solver at heart and with engineering in my bones, I am drawn to unpacking problems spaces and innovating solutions to help others. Having the privilege of growing up in culturally diverse environments, I have seen the beauties and the disparities in the world. Through the Millennial Fellowship I am excited to work with motivated and inspiration young minds who want to have a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for us all. "
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 conducted to measure the level of impact of the "Disposal Displays."
About the Millennium Fellow
I am a fourth year Environmental Engineering Major with interests in Water Conservation and Sanitation, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Consulting. I am Swedish-American, I was born in Raleigh, NC however, I spent most of my life living outside of the US in Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Brazil. I consider Sao Paulo my hometown and hope to move back some day or move around internationally. I enjoy travel, community service, and consider myself a life-long learner. If I could travel anywhere in the world I'd visit Fiji or go somewhere where I can see the Northern Lights.