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 RAQUEL SZOMSTEIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 1

" I am beyond excited to be fully immersed in a community of game changers. The UN SDGs represents an opportunity to open up global politics to a new way of thinking spearheaded by a younger generation, represented by the Millennium Fellows. This is the way that I envision lasting change to occur, and I am honored to be a part of the fellows and see it happen for myself. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Women's Opportunities Resource Center

She provides assistance to low income, female micro-entrepreneurs in Philadelphia. During this project, she has created a plan to empower their community of past clients in order to stay connected to the organization and connect them with current clients. Another facet of the project is now collecting data to track the progress of past clients.

About the Millennium Fellow

Raquel has always been fascinated with fostering as many connections as possible between different peoples and learning from multiple perspectives. She is majoring in Philosophy Politics and Economics with a concentration in Globalization and minoring in Urban Studies, which her way of examining governmental institutions and developmental impact on a larger and smaller scale. She has a passion for traveling and cultural immersion, having lived for a summer in Jerusalem and a semester Barcelona.

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