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 ALEJANDRA RODRÍGUEZ SEGUÍ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 9
" I've never had an opportunity like this before, I'm extremely excited and thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Millennium Fellow Class of 2019, because it represents a space to connect and network, develop my leadership skills and to also transcend our project. I'm ready to sum myself into the young leaders that positively impact's the world, and to the generations that take the steps to transform our world into a more sustainable and healthy one. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Remora
Remora aims to raise awareness of the importance of clean water and effective sanitation practices. Throughout the semester we look forward to work in specific communities in Puerto Rico (near contaminated bodies of water), and:
1. Give a minimum of 3 educational workshops that provide "easy to understand" information, on: (i) keeping bodies of water clean, (ii) water conservation, (iii) adopting sustainable practices that take care of aquatic and terrestrial surroundings, (iv) and the importance of recycling, reduce waste and reuse.
2. Implement a “Reduce your waste” program that: (i) increases the recycling, reduce waste and reusing practices of the community, and an (ii) active media campaign about the community's development on adopting sustainable practices and taking action towards the advance of the SDG #6.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alejandra Rodríguez Seguí is a student at University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations and Public Administration. Her participation on several student organizations and community projects, made her get out of her comfort zone, acquire leadership and organizational skills, and take the necessary action to solve specific problems. Lately, she's been actively working on with the Enactus team on the quality of water crisis on Puerto Rico. We're currently working to advance the #6 Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations, with our team project: Rémora.