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 be Millennium Fellow and join an international network of like-minded peers, collaborating towards the vision of a just, healthy, and livable world for all. Curiosity, connection, and critical reflection drive my passions, and I aspire to be involved with work that preserves our collective future. I am grateful to have a platform through UNAI and MCN to further this vision within my own community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Backyard 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 land inventory spatial analysis. The spatial analysis will identify potenitally arable land for at-home food production on residential parcels in Greenville County, South Carolina. The survey aims to assess and analyze on how gardening shapes local food economies, and explore how gardening activities relate to personal values and behaviors. By November, the Fellow will have a final draft ready for publication, have scheduled a virtual presentation of her findings with gardeners who participated in the survey, and be on track to 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 at Furman University, where she is studying Sustainability Science, with an emphasis on agriculture, ecological economics, and public health. Elise believes in the power of gardening and reconnecting people to nature and the source of food. She aspires to build regenerative food systems, designed for circularity, social and environmental justice, restored and flourishing ecosystems, and equitable health outcomes.