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 MYRA ARSHAD, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Stony Brook University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9
" Living along the coastline, I have always been aware of the growing environmental changes from my corner of the Earth. While living as a person of color in the United States has made me privy to the concerns that people of color face in this country. It has created this intersectional lens, and mine is just one of many that exist with other experiences. Climate change is our generations biggest problem, and while that is true, we need to deconstruct the notion that caring about other people is radical. Because caring about others is fundamental to our humanity. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Nurture
My project is to begin a community garden on Stony Brook's campus and to have it paired it off with the food pantry on campus. Right now we are in the beginning stages of starting to talk with administration and other clubs on campus.
About the Millennium Fellow
Myra Arshad is an Ecosystems and Human Impact major at Stony Brook University. She is currently an intern with the Center for Civic Justice, where she plans events for the larger campus community such as Community Dialogues and Voter Registration Day. She is passionate about environmental justice, specifically the intersection between climate change and racism, poverty, and other marginalized lenses.