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 IZZY BOUKLAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Stony Brook University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6
" I am so excited to work with the Millennium Campus Network and so many incredible student leaders to help advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. It takes a village to make a difference, and I believe that the efforts of this group of students can change the world. Our generation inherited this world and all of its complex problems, so it is up to us to find innovative solutions that will heal it. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Politech
My project is an automatic redistricting program that is meant to provide a framework for drawing district lines in U.S. elections that prioritize measures of political fairness. This is a project I was already working on with a research group at my university for a class we are in. My role on the team is to research system requirements in legislation, maintain knowledge of the voting rights act and state constitutions, stay up to date on cases of gerrymandering and Supreme Court ruling on the topic, and correspond with legislative aids and staffers to see how this system might fit with the current legislation. The team plans to have the system up and running by the end of the Spring semester, which is how we will be measuring our progress.
About the Millennium Fellow
Izzy Bouklas is a senior at Stony Brook University majoring in Psychology and Sociology with minors in Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Izzy has served in various leadership roles on her campus, and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage with her community through outreach and student leadership. This semester, she will intern at the Center for Civic Justice on campus.