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 MACKENZIE NEKTON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 3
Millennium Fellowship Project: Food Sustainability at Northeastern University
My project for this Fellowship began with the intention to reclaim unspoiled food from the dining halls and bring it to local food banks and soup kitchens. However, while meeting with people working in the dining halls, with sustainability groups on campus, and speaking with representatives from Chartwells, the company who runs our dining halls, I learned that there really wasn't a need for the program I had in mind. As a result, I have decided not to pursue my original project, and have been talking to involved groups and individuals about where my energy is best spent.
About the Millennium Fellow
My name is MacKenzie Nekton, and I am a sophomore at Northeastern University. My major is Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE, for short), and I have a minor in Law and Public Policy. I grew up in rual Northern California, in a town with more trees than people. In addition to being a dedicated student and a growing activist, I love cooking, long walks, and the smell of the earth just after in rains.