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 ESTEFANÍA MUÑIZ SARRIERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be a Millennium Fellow. I know the knowledge I will acquire through this experience will aid me, not only with developing Remora, but also in future projects. The Fellowship is a great opportunity to connect with likeminded individual from around the globe who are deeply committed to have a social impact. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Remora
Remora has the goal of providing communities in need access to clean water and water conservation strategies. The project has two main aspects, the development of a water filtration device and the implementation of an educational program. The water filtration device is designed to incorporate water quality monitoring and bacterial management. The design of the educational program involves workshops that raise awareness about the water sources that surround the community, water sustainable management, filtering systems and water quality standards. This year we aim to implement workshops for the creation of handmade portable water filters made with recycled material. We also aim on expanding the content of the educational workshops to include topics such as climate awareness, climate action and eco-friendliness.
About the Millennium Fellow
Estefanía Muñiz is a third-year college student studying Political Science and Economy with a minor in French at the University of Puerto Rico: Rio Piedras. Estefanía is currently a member of her campus’ Enactus chapter and is deeply passionate about social justice, equity, climate action and helping others. Estefanía plans to pursue graduate studies in the fields of Politcal Economy and Development.