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 RAUL EDUARDO TAVAREZ RAMIREZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Rollins College | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

" I am really excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this program knits together a network of like-minded individual that would like to direct their work towards driving effective change in their communities and the world as a whole. I believe that building such a team in which the resources to encourage deep change are provided is very powerful and a proactive way of approaching positive transformations. My project has to do with spreading environmental stewardness across my campus and community in general, which I'm very passionate about. Caring for the environment and moving towards a more sustainable future are among the major forces that drive my work, so I'm really excited to have the opportunity of being a Millennium Fellow and driving meaningful change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: EcoRollins

EcoRollins as a campus organization advocates for sustainability and environmental stewardship both on campus and on the larger community through educational and service events, raising awareness about anthropogenic impact on our surrounding environment. As a Millennium Fellow, I supported EcoRollins in continuing this action, but also inserted my own idea about the Sustainable Thanksgiving Drive, which consisted on a campaign in the college's main dining hall educating the campus community (students, faculty, staff, and even a few members of the larger community) on the great environmental impact of the food waste produced in the United States during Thanksgiving. The measurement of this activity was pretty straightforward, as it simply consisted on keeping track of how many people were reached by the information in the dining hall.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Raul and I'm a rising sophomore at Rollins College, majoring in International Relations and Environmental Studies and minoring in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Economics. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where the political atmosphere got me very interested in international relations and environmental politics. These interests shaped my academic interests and led me to want a career in diplomacy or intelligence. At Rollins, I’m involved in organizations such as EcoRollins and the Caribbean Students Association, and I’m also working to reestablish the college’s Model United Nations club.

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