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 DAHLIA LILLESLÅTTEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Rollins College | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 14 & UNAI 9

" I am honored and incredibly excited to be selected as a 2019 Millennium Fellow! I will use my privilege of having a platform to implement change and contribute to the overall prosperity of ocean ecosystems. Thank you for this amazing opportunity! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Turning the Tides: An Examination of the Red Tide Epidemic in Florida

Throughout the course of my project, I will create a social impact pamphlet to address water quality concerns in Florida. The issue of red tide has persisted for over a year and has already claimed the lives of thousands of marine animals, while posing a severe health hazard to human inhabitants living along the Southwest coast of Florida. My project will increase awareness about the toxic red algae bloom along the coast of Florida, along with promoting activism and conscious consumerism to eradicate ocean pollution. I will use my knowledge of graphic design, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and studies in social entrepreneurship to (1.) develop detailed product designs and/or create a social impact campaign, (2.) write an analysis and research report on water quality and ecological restoration in Florida, (3.) demonstrate the interconnected relationship humans have with the ocean, both in terms of health and economic prosperity.

About the Millennium Fellow

Dahlia Arado Lilleslåtten was born in Bergen, Norway, and lives currently on Sanibel Island, in Florida. She was selected out of the top 4% of applicants to Rollins College to be a member of the Rollins Honor Degree Program. Over the past three years, she has consecutively received the Rollins College President’s Award for outstanding academic achievement. During the 2019/2020 school year, she will serve on the Student Government Association's executive board as the Student Life Chair and will use her position to develop campus-wide programs and advance the interests of students within the College’s administration. The study of social entrepreneurship and the concept of the triple bottom line – the interdependent coexistence of people, planet, and profit – has inspired her and expanded her understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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