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 MATTHEW DAVID GREER-GENTIS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 7
" Growing up in Southern California and coming from a military family, I am troubled by the deported veteran crisis. Today, non-citizens joined the United States military and were deported from America following their service. I believe their deportation is an injustice as their military service was a tremendous sacrifice to American society. After talking about my personal experience volunteering with deported veterans from a range of groups, it has become clear to me that the crisis occurs due to civilian ignorance, and the only way to redress the injustice is through a grassroots movement and American media. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Acknowledging the Deported Veteran Crisis
The project goal is to expand awareness of the deported veteran crisis occurring in the United States. After working at the only deported veteran support house and discussing my experience with a wide array of Americans, they have become aware that the first major challenge is to expand awareness of the crisis. The Fellow hopes to expand awareness by writing thought pieces and op-ed's about the deported veteran crisis through media sources. The Fellow is going to aim for getting 4 published pieces over the time frame.
About the Millennium Fellow
Matthew Greer-Gentis is a rising-junior, studying Political Science and Business Administration with a concentration in finance. Matthew grew up in San Diego, California, and his proximity to the border exposed him to America's deported veteran crisis. When Matthew returns home, he commutes to Tijuana, Mexico, to volunteer at the world's only American deported veteran support house. While volunteering, Matthew assists and advocates for veterans who served in the US military as non-US citizens and were deported after their service. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys surfing.