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 WILLIAMS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because the program provides the structure and support I need to carry out my project. My passion for education reform began in high school when I took a class on the history of the American education system that highlighted academic discrimination and other injustices. Afterwards, I conducted substantial research on the matter that confirmed that education reform is imperative to fight inequality on a much larger scale. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Boston Student Alliance

The Boston Student Alliance (BSA) aims to foster a relationship between Northeastern University and falling-behind high schools in the Boston area. Northeastern students tutor the high schoolers in math so as to raise their grades and their scores on standardized tests and college entrance exams.

About the Millennium Fellow

I am originally from Argentina and have lived in Perú, Arizona, and Massachusetts. My major is Sociology and International Affairs Combined, and I concentrate on institutional and social inequality. I've been determined to be a writer, most likely a journalist, from a young age and have had experience publishing works, something I want to continue to do regardless of my career. My ultimate career choice will likely be working for an NGO, something that was confirmed this summer when I visited the UN Headquarters through a Northeastern program. There, I met with ambassadors, heads of NGO's, and conducted research.

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