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 IMAYA VIRANI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this opportunity provides me a platform to grow and have a meaningful conversation with other Fellows about social change. I hope to use my knowledge to improve the overall health of our community, prevent disease, and remove environmental barriers for a better future. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The COVID-19 Outreach Project
The COVID-19 Outreach Project is aimed to improve mental health, reduce misconceptions about COVID-19, and promote unity through this pandemic. Imaya hopes to create a website to give undergraduate students a chance to share their personal experiences with COVID-19 and how it has affected their mental health and livelihoods. Because of social distancing measures, individuals can feel isolated and helpless. It's important to inform others that they are not alone. Sharing personal experiences or stories provides closure and often heals us of the pain we are feeling. Imaya will measure her impact by interviewing 15 undergraduate students.
About the Millennium Fellow
Imaya Virani is a junior from Houston, Texas majoring in Public Health. At Furman, she is involved in Furman Ambassadors, Relay for Life, and interned at the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health. She has a strong passion for improving the health of our community and eliminating boundaries that prevent one from receiving health care. In her free time, she loves to travel, draw, bake, and write for her blog.