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 SAMANTHA MAROSHICK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I believe that when we are passionate about an injustice, we should utilize our resources to serve others and actively work to create change--and as a 2020 Millennium Fellow, I am thrilled to be joining students who also have this drive to work beyond their own lives and experiences. Through this project, I hope to utilize stories of female empowerment, support, and success to give young girls the confidence to pursue the paths they dream of. As a young woman who often struggled with envisioning a path to where I am now, I owe every opportunity I have to those who have supported me--and I believe that every girl should be awarded that chance. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: No Doubt, No Obstacle
Through Samantha's experiences, she has realized how much of young women's expectations of their futures are based on people that they see in their own lives. By actively providing young women with examples of female success, 'No Doubt, No Obstacle' aims to share stories of female college students' and professionals' journeys to where they are. This platform (through video submissions of womens' experiences and a website to connect these role models) will work to highlight the common challenges and motivations that women face in our society--and hopefully, give young girls examples of real-life, relatable women who have worked towards their dreams. This project aims to reach at least 300 girls, and will incorporate sharing participants' video stories on social media platforms, and on a No Doubt, No Obstacle website. The website will also feature bios of participants, in which they can share advice that they have for young women hoping to pursue similar fields as them. Through spreading the word about this project on social media, Samantha hopes to highlight everyday stories of success in female empowerment, and provide tangible examples of what chasing your dreams can look like.
About the Millennium Fellow
Samantha is a Harvard University student from Buffalo, New York who is passionate about closing opportunity gaps for marginalized populations. She plans on concentrating in Sociology with an Economics secondary and a Spanish citation, and hopes to ultimately work with education equality and female empowerment. On campus, she is a Strong Women, Strong Girls mentor for Boston elementary school girls, a clarinetist in the Harvard University Band, and a member of the Harvard Taekwondo Team and Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association. This past summer, she has been working with Girls Education Collaborative, a nonprofit that joins local leaders to empower marginalized young women through education.