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 KAMI KRISTA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" What motivates you to not get killed? Everything. We are biologically wired for survival, and the climate crisis is the largest existential threat humanity has faced. I already deeply understood this at the age of seven. What ignited my urge to change something then came down to empathy and compassion for all living beings.
Approaching it as an entrepreneur comes from my belief that every fracture presents an opportunity to understand the underlying problem and innovate around it. I am not interested in iterative progress. Start with a blank sheet if you wish to radically transform the world.
Millennium Fellowship Project: Earendil
The aim is to create a real-time decision support and integrated data management system for the climate crisis for main actors, including governments and private institutions.
I am the current project lead so I am responsible for most of the launch currently.
The measurable achievements include:
- Having conversations with and recruiting developers at Cambridge University
- Reaching out to IDEO and being invited for a pitch day, for a potential residency/support
- Acquired 2 active mentor with strong connections to important institutions and individuals
- engaged multiple interested individuals, including developers
About the Millennium Fellow
Kami Krista is a rising junior at Harvard studying Engineering Sciences and Theater, Dance & Media. What drives her is her ambition to be an integral catalyzer in ensuring that we stay below 1.5ºC global warming. This intent has guided her since she was very young, such as when writing a letter to the president of Brazil age eight or giving a TEDx talk age eleven on a sustainable transportation idea. Kami is a maker who aims to combine her knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, scientific research, and artistic storytelling to accelerate humanity’s transition into a sustainable age.