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 ARUSHI SOOD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 8

" As James Baldwin said, Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. There are many things in our world that should change for the better, and I have often felt daunted and not known where to start and how to advocate for such changes. By being a Millennium Fellow, I am excited to develop leadership skills that prioritize social impact and build a network of support on campus so that making positive changes will begin to feel more attainable. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Resilience & Racism

This is a research project in collaboration with a professor at Northeastern University. Starting in the spring, we will be interviewing Asian American faculty regarding their experiences of racism while teaching in higher education. Our hope is to build a framework of coping mechanisms and develop retention strategies that can be implemented at universities. Currently, we have applied for an undergraduate research grant at Northeastern that would award us up to $1500 to put towards research, and are recruiting students to join in our lab for the spring. We are conducting literature reviews, developing interview questions and methodology, and will be working on an IRB proposal in the spring.

About the Millennium Fellow

Arushi Sood is a junior at Northeastern University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology and Health Sciences! She is hoping to pursue a career related to law and public health, and is currently researching how university housing affects the economic development of urban areas. She is also on e-board for Northeastern's chapter of Generation Citizen, and is extremely passionate in spreading access to civics education in Boston.

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