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 ALYSSA PASCOE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

" Mental health has always been an issue I have been passionate about, and I am beyond excited to be recognized as a Millennium Fellow and have the support needed to develop my project to the very best. Being a part of a network of motivated, globally-focused group of students is an incredible opportunity, and I look forward to the next four months. Together, we will work on devising solutions to critical issues, and aim to further the objectives of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Changing the Narrative: Advocacy and Awareness on Mental Health

My project focuses on researching mental health in depth, and the stigma surrounding it that prevents individuals from receiving care. Research is such a critical component needed to achieve quality solutions, and as a result I find it necessary that research and policy avenues are explored. By connecting with state and community leaders in mental health, and researching different areas of concern, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of mental health, and plan to use my research further in shaping the understanding people have of mental illness, specifically in refugee and immigrant populations. My project within this Fellowship has focused directly on the research side, and I am hoping to present this research at a conference this upcoming spring. After the fellowship ends I hope to continue my research further and launch a social media awareness campaign.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alyssa Pascoe grew up in suburban Michigan, São Paulo, and Shanghai, and now finds her home in Boston at Northeastern University. She is a junior majoring in International Affairs and Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, with minors in History and Law & Public Policy. She is very involved in the International Relations Council at Northeastern, which encompasses the school's Model UN, Model Arab League, and Model NATO teams, as well as Northeastern's United Nations Association Chapter. Alyssa spent a month this past summer researching at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, which furthered her passion towards human rights and global justice. She hopes to pursue a law-related career after graduation.

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