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 ELISE JOY DUDLEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 2

" I am thrilled to join a network of like-minded peers from around the world, collaborating towards the vision of a just, healthy, and livable for all. Grateful to have a platform through MCN to further this vision in my own community! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Gardening for Food System Resilience

As a part of an ongoing research project, Elise will be distributing a survey to backyard gardeners and completing a spatial analysis of potential at-home food production in Greenville Country. The survey hopes to expand on how gardening shapes local food systems, and explores how gardening activities may connect with food purchasing habits and affect personal values. By November, the Fellow will have a final draft ready for publication, host a virtual presentation of my findings with gardeners who participated in the survey, and share an actionable proposal with the city of Greenville which hopes to articulate the far-reaching benefits of empowered at-home food production for community resilience.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elise Dudley is a senior Sustainability Sciences student at Furman University, with emphasis on agriculture, ecological economics, and public health. Elise aspires to build regenerative food systems designed for circularity, justice, flourishing ecosystems, and equitable health outcomes.

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