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 EMMA STAATS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Washburn University | Kansas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I love people. I do the work I do to make people's lives better and share love and light with them. As long as I am helping people, I will be happy. I admire the UN's mission and believe in their sustainable development goals, that is why I am so excited to represent the UN as a Millennium Fellow. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Free Period
Free Period's mission is to work towards SDG 3 & 5 by providing free feminine hygiene products on Washburn's campus in three major bathrooms. To complete our goal, we have been working with campus leaders and administrators to receive the necessary funding for our project. We are in the midst of our project currently, but hope to get the pilot running in one bathroom within the next few weeks.
A secondary goal is to break down the stigma around women's health and hygiene by spreading awareness about our project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emma Staats is a senior at Washburn University and will be graduating with a Liberal Arts Baccalaureate in Integrated Studies this May. She is tailoring her degree to focus on social justice issues, primarily Human Trafficking, by combining classes in Criminal Justice, Women's and Gender Studies, and Sociology. She is minoring in Leadership Studies as well as Theatre. Emma spends her time getting involved on campus and in the community by holding a variety of leadership positions in the Leadership Institute, Residential Living, Topeka and Shawnee County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, and Bods Feeding Bods: Washburn University's on-campus food and commodities pantry.