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 ODALY S. BALASQUIDE ODEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5
" Being a Millennium Fellow means the union to a network of excellent students around the world that share the same vision, passion and compromise to make changes for the common good. It's an honor to be part of this mission of creating bold social impact. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Coal Combustion Waste in Puerto Rico
This project focuses of researching a out the level of education among the cities of Salinas and Peñuelas in Puerto Rico, regarding the topic of Coal Combustion Waste. The purpose is to understand how much the community knows about this phenomenon and to educate about ways in which they can understand the need of our environment around them and ways in which we it. The first part of the project focuses on researching through literature about how the waste related to coal combustion is being managed and discarded and how it is affecting our environment and health in Puerto Rico, specifically in Salinas and Peñuelas. With this background information we will have sufficient familiarization with the topic in order to educate the community through interviews focal groups and activities presented in schools for students and faculty members. We aim to slowly increase awareness and education related to the topic so that in the future, we can address the problem firmly and efficiently.
About the Millennium Fellow
Odaly S. Balasquide Odeh is an undergraduate student in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. Currently she is part of the Honors Study Program in her campus, which has the objective of offering students with excellent curricular activities that allow them to analyze and solve pertinent problems in creative ways. As a young entrepreneur she considers herself to be, she expresses commitment on expanding her knowledge and diverfying her abilities in the health services and business area in order to link them in her future career and provide excelent service to her future patients.