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 WILLIAM MILES REYNOLDS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Duke University | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 7 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because of the opportunity to bounce around ideas, receive feedback from, and build upon so many other passionate young changemakers. Climate solutions will only come from cross-displinary and trans-national collaboration. This is collaboration that will take all hands on deck, the Millennium Fellowship helps us get many more hands on deck. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: You Change Earth
Millions of people care about climate change - especially with media covering it as the challenge of our century. But, it is such an immense challenge that people do not know where to start or they feel disconnected. However, whether sparking change around them or just reducing their own carbon footprint (the equivalent of planting hundreds of trees), people can do a lot.¬†
YouChangeEarth.org helps a person answer 'what can I do?' and starts them on their climate journey.
About the Millennium Fellow
Will Reynolds left his home in New Zealand in 2018 to learn from founders on the forefront of our changing future. In that time, he cold emailed his way to funding from a unicorn founder, worked in four countries, and was flown across continents with China's fourth largest AI company. Now 20, he is fully focused on a science degree at Duke University and building technology solutions for climate change.
Will currently works with Aera VC (a US and Asia-focused social-impact venture fund that backs 'future icons'). And, he is building YouChangeEarth.org (a nonprofit research project trying to mobilize millions of individuals to take climate action).