ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DAPHNE SIMO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Baylor University | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

" Being a Millennium Fellow will provide me with an invaluable experience to immerse myself into a global network of driven and compassionate individuals who are eager to advance the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals by creating initiatives aimed to establish solutions to many of the world's pressing social issues. It is an honor to take part in such an amazing opportunity to not only be united with others sharing the same vision and passion to create change for the common good, but to create my own impact via improving access to health information and alleviating social inequalities within my community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Baylor Student Health Initiative

The Baylor Student Health Initiative (BSHI) is a project dedicated to improving student health and wellness via advocating for enhanced student access to healthcare services and diminishing health disparities seen amongst the students of Baylor University of varying races, genders, or socioeconomic backgrounds. The initiative will serve to be a liaison between Baylor's Health Services department and students to ensure up-to-date information regarding how to take advantage of on-campus mental health, primary care, and physical health services are disseminated. The initiative aims to achieve the following goals during the Millennium Fellowship:
1. Coordinate student town halls to determine the unique healthcare needs of Baylor students.
2. Encourage healthy discussion surrounding the public health issues on campus.
3. Disseminate information regarding student health resources to allow students to receive accurate information and potentially obtain healthcare.
4. Serve as a liaison between Baylor's Health Services department and students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Daphne-Margaret Simo is a third-year undergraduate student at Baylor University, majoring in biology. A strong advocate for health and wellness, she serves as the Director of Health within Student Government, vice president of her Student Health Advisory Council, and a Wellness Peer Leader. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Master's in Public Health and attend medical school to become a physician.

Daphne is inspired by how her interests in research, medicine, and public health coupled with a passion for maternal and infant health will allow her to bridge disparities in healthcare outcomes. As a Cameroonian-American, she hopes to return to her home country and establish a women's health clinic aimed at providing women access to quality pre-conception, prenatal, and postpartum care. She is excited to see how the Millennium Fellowship will aid in advancing her project and obtain knowledge from other scholars and leaders in the Millennium Fellows network.

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