ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows. 

During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT YANDRA MARGARITA MARIANO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to be a part of a broad network of young leaders that can help me strengthen my skills. As an aspiring public health official, I feel that the Millennium Fellowship will give me the necessary tools to give back to my community and change the world for the better. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sexual Health Education, Experiences, and Knowledge

The purpose of this study is to assess sexual literacy and sexual health outcomes among University students across the United States, Mysore, India, and Bogotá, Colombia. Little is known about the social and cultural context in which sexual knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of emerging adults are created and negotiated. In order to promote healthy sexual health outcomes, this context must be better understood. This study will implement a quantitative approach to establish the context within which sexual literacy among emerging adults is formed and to assess the impact of culture on sexual literacy and sexual health outcomes. This study will characterize sex literacy and its association with sexual health outcomes while performing cross-cultural comparisons.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yandra Mariano is a senior studying Psychology at Florida International University. As the lab manager for the Health Disparities and Cultural Identities lab, she has been able to find her true passion for health and social equity. She is also currently a Ronald E. McNair scholar, which allowed her to conduct a fully-funded research project assessing the association between intimate partner violence and gender empowerment. After graduating, Yandra wishes to pursue an MSPH and Ph.D. in public health to eventually conduct global health epidemiological research.

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