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 SRI HASITHA AKKINENI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

" I'm very excited and honored to be a Millennium Fellow alongside such accomplished and passionate individuals from all over the globe! I think this program is so incredibly special because it allows you to collaborate with so many people with different passions and gives you the leadership skills to help make a social impact in your community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: United Health

United Health is a project project geared towards helping women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community acquire resources they need for healthcare. There are many disparities in healthcare between men, women (especially women of color), and the LGBTQIA+ community as often health issues for women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are often not addressed adequately. With this project, the team hopes to establish a resource center for women and LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking assistance in health related issues.

The cohort aims to achieve these goals during the Millennium Fellowship:
1. Research options for seeking medical and mental health assistance in the greater Pittsburgh area for members of marginalized communties.
2. Investigate options for medical insurance if needed and strive to provide recommendations of medical professionals that will provide unbiased medical practices/
3. Help raise funds for individuals in marginalized communities to help contribute to their healthcare through fundraisers and contacting sponsors to contribute to our cause.
4. Make a website and collaborate with other university organizations and organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh Area to advocate for equality of healthcare and be able to provide resources for these underrepresented groups of people.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sri Akkineni is a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Neuroscience and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. She is an aspiring physician and is passionate about advocating for health equity for all underrepresented communities. She serves as a leader in many organizations at her university and has also started a podcast in order to raise awareness for different current event issues.

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