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 JOSHUA PICKELNY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Bentley University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" The reason I have pursued becoming a Millennium Fellow is because, in my future endeavors, I hope to have a role in which I create positive change. Stemming from my strong belief in my core values and vision for a more just world, this opportunity allows me the chance to begin working towards my goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Optimizing Impact through Virtual Gatherings

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many institutions' educational, business, government, and more to operate in a virtual capacity. While the world adheres to social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, conferences, commencements, summits, and other knowledge sharing opportunities are now forced to happen over the Internet. Rather than accept that coronavirus will hamper our ongoing endeavors and welcome poorer outcomes, the Fellows aim to create a comprehensive guide for social impact organizations to host effective virtual gatherings. By researching best practices, gauging capacity, and learning from successful endeavors, the team of Fellows will position organizations to thrive in virtual events, taking advantage of unique opportunities available in the virtual space. In doing so, these organizations can build their own capacity to advance progress toward Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Millennium Fellow

Joshua Pickelny is currently in his junior year at Bentley University, majoring in economics. He is deeply interested in researching real world problems and addressing them with 21st century solutions. Josh is grateful for the Millennium Fellowship because of the opportunities to begin creating change and networking with like minded individuals. In his free time, Josh likes to surf, backpack, and travel.

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