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 MAYA RABINOWITZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Georgetown University | Washington D.C., United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it gives me access to a network of students around the world equally as passionate about furthering the sustainability goals globally. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Plan-It Earth
Plan-It Earth is an annual ideathon at Georgetown University that will bring together students, experts, and practitioners from throughout the DMV area to generate solutions to critical environmental challenges. This year's theme is Conservation x Development.
Over the course of two days, students will be guided by mentors from academia as well as organizations spanning the private, public, and social sectors with expertise covering the intersection of environmental challenges and global development. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will serve as the frameworks for guiding the projects and serve as competition tracks (SDGs 11, 12, 14, and 15). Keynote speeches will inspire participants ahead of team formation. Once teams have formulated their project idea, breakout sessions led by mentors will help students refine their projects by providing expert guidance in preparation for judging. The finalists will be connected to entrepreneurial outlets to launch their project beyond the two days of the ideathon.
My role in the project is to oversee the operations team which includes 8 staff members and four sub-teams: logistics, marketing, volunteer coordination, and technology and communications. I assist my staff in a wide variety of tasks from website development, production of marketing materials, planning the budget and more. As a member of the executive board meeting, I attend meetings with administration and other student groups in order to connect Plan-It Earth with the best resources.
About the Millennium Fellow
I am a current sophomore at Georgetown University studying environmental biology. Originally from Wilmette, Illinois, I grew up sailing on Lake Michigan which inspired me to study the environment and how to protect it. At school, I am on the varsity sailing team and on the boards of the Jewish Student Association and Georgetown Israel Alliance.