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 ELIZABETH BERRY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
Rollins College | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" As a leader of an inclusion-oriented student group that holds humble leadership and understanding of others dear, I see empathy as the core of all of my work. In a patriarchal world where dominance and power are prized, I find that understanding and living for others brings value to my life and the lives of those around me. I am honored to be held to the high standards of the UN and strive for global change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Voices For Women
Over the course of the semester, Voices For Women, the intersectional feminism student organization, co-hosted 3 events and involved over 4 other student groups on campus and provided menstrual security for 2,482 periods. One of our events was co-hosted with Hillel, the Jewish Studies Department, and Spectrum for the speaker Abby Stein, rabbi trans activist. Another event was hosted with all Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement organizations for an Open Mic Night were we got to talk about identity and refer to works that were meaningful to us. Our main event was the Sustainable Menstrual Care Product Drive where we received donations for others' menstrual security and we raised over $2000, which went towards 2,040 tampons, 2,412 pads, 36 menstrual cups, 18 pairs of period underwear, and 112 cleaning materials care kits.
About the Millennium Fellow
I am a senior at Rollins College double majoring in Psychology and Spanish. I am also a member of the Varsity Rowing Team, the Vice President of Accountability for PanHellenic, the House Manager of AOII, and, as relates to this project, a Co-President of Voices For Women, the Feminist organization on campus. I am pursuing a future career in therapy. One of my favorite quotes is, “I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case.” -Roxane Gay