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 ELIZABETH MIGUELINA ORTIZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5

" I am passionate about equitable education because it affects our future. I am looking forward to working with other students around the world who are just as passionte and excited about making a difference. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Your Future

This project is titled 'Your Future' and is associated with UN SDG 4, Quality Education. Elizabeth propose bringing high school students onto Furman's campus to provide them with a workshop on the college admissions process with a presentation from both representatives from admissions and financial aid. Additionally, she was hoping to have participants matched with an on campus mentor (either a student or faculty member) to assist them with the rest of their college admissions journey. Depending on the state of affairs in the coming months, she will have this workshop on Zoom in order to still provide students with information they may need. she hope to get at least 30 students to attend this workshop from different high schools in Greenville County.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elizabeth Ortiz is a current senior at Furman University double majoring in Urban Studies and Politics and International Affairs. After beginning her college career, she realized her passion for public education and strives to find ways to ensure every student in the United States receives a quality education. Elizabeth has served as an intern for the Juvenile Court of Hamilton County Tennessee, the Riley Institute at Furman University, and the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga. Additionally, Elizabeth is currently working on a research project with a Furman professor regarding the inequities found in urban public schools using The Howard School in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a case study. In addition to her studies, she is Senior Student Staff Member for Furman's Department of Housing and Residence Life and is looking forward to connecting these skills with a career in education. After graduation, Elizabeth hopes to pursue a master's degree in education policy in order to follow her passion for helping with the inequality in public schools.

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