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 CHIARA RIGAUD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 4
" We are all connected in some way; that connection is why I'm excited about being a fellow. There is always something to be learned and understood from one another, and it grants me the opportunity to experience new challenges and perspectives to apply to my personal and professional life. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Be the Change
Be the Change is a project that is focused on raising awareness on topics that affect us on a local, national, and global level. This project has been more specified towards a certain group, rather than its original plan that was towards a general audience. In order to facilitate this project, I chose an engaging way to have participants engage in conversation via forming a 3-part program that will be focusing on the specific topic. In this first installation the topic will discuss race & privilege. This program will push students to contemplate and discuss their own experiences on a first-hand basis, to a local, national, and global scale.
Participants will be asked to choose a side or answer they lean more towards. This will be done in an open space that will have set marks on the ground for participants to move freely based on their choice. These questions aren’t closed, they are meant to be open and framed on a spectrum like “somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, agree, etc” which will engage individuals to share their perspective even if it’s not vocal.
About the Millennium Fellow
Chiara Rigaud is a rising Junior at the University of Pittsburgh and is from South Florida. She is on the pre-med track, seeking a degree in both Urban and Global studies, as well as a minor in Turkish and History. Chiara is passionate about learning and understanding health equity, human security, social/environmental justice, and global health.
Her interests align with her plans to pursue a combined MD/MPH degree because Chiara intends to work for Doctors without Borders and other organizations that connect her passion for medicine, global health, and being an activist who encourages and strives for sustainable and equitable change for all.