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 CARISA SHAH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 10
" I am so excited to be chosen as a 2018 Millennium Fellow and have the chance to learn from peers who are passionate about affecting social change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: CyberSensibility
I created CyberSensibility, a free internet safety program to combat cyberbullying and bridge the gender gap. I believe that awareness is the first step to tackling the issue. Once children are aware of the difference between bullying and teasing, they are less likely to engage in the aggressive behavior. My curriculum includes hands-on activities, worksheets, and lesson plans to teach students about internet safety and bullying with the goal of building self-confidence, increasing the number of women leaders, and bridging the gender gap in STEM. I created a website (cybersensibility.org) where my curriculum can be easily accessed and inexpensively reproduced to reach more students. With minimal printing costs for schools and camps, my curriculum provides a low-cost alternative, thereby making the project sustainable. I received grants from The Medical Letter (2016) and HERLead (2017) to develop and implement my project. My curriculum has been used at camps and schools in both the United States and around the world, reaching over 1,200 students.
About the Millennium Fellow
My name is Carisa Shah and I am an incoming freshman at the University of Pennsylvania Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology double majoring in Economics and Computer and Cognitive Science and minoring in Physics. I have been interested in engineering since fifth grade when I joined my first robotics team and am excited to pursue this interest on campus. Aside from working on my project, my hobbies include robotics, tennis, painting landscapes, reading mystery novels, and baking.