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 MARIA APIYO ODONGO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" Excitement, determination, and are a few words I could use to describe how I feel for having this opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow. I look forward to being part of a larger community of ambitious and highly motivated students, who have made it their purpose to advocate for the greater good of humanity. Most importantly, I view it as a learning experience, for it is only through constant self-improvement that we can improve the lives of those around us. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Solutions
Sustainable Solutions is a Spring 2019 Competition that will identify and implement actionable solutions to SDGs 3, 4, 6, 7 and 11 within Philadelphia.
About the Millennium Fellow
Maria is a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Electrical Engineering and possibly minoring in German. Born and raised in Kenya, she grew a passion for realizing a "brighter" Kenyan future, seeing as a significant portion of the country is yet to benefit from the national electricity grid. This has played a key role in shaping the trajectory of her college and career interests.
Maria is a proud historian and dancer in African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe, the Chief of Marketing for the Society of African Internationals at Penn. She is also actively involved in Fossil Free Penn and Sustainable Solutions, organisations on campus that are aimed at "localising the SGD's."