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 SWATHI TATA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

" I look forward to joining a network of creative and dedicated minds motivated to revolutionize the world. This is valuable to me as my project involves education and healthcare, two fields that are influenced by interdisciplinary factors. With the Millennium Fellowship, I can benefit from hearing diverse academic/social perspectives. This will help me promote better health outcomes and implement a curriculum that considers the complicated aspects of urban poverty and its effects on the human condition. I also am excited to discuss my mission with others and share my insights to help drive the network forward. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Healthy Heroes Pittsburgh

Healthy Heroes Pittsburgh (HHP) aims to promote the healthfulness and longevity of low-income Pittsburgh neighborhoods by fulfilling the unmet need for quality education on nutrition and fitness. The team will host interactive workshops for children ages 5-7 and their parents to learn the foundations of keeping physically and mentally fit. Lessons topics can include whole food meal preparation, analyzing nutrition labels/ingredients, minimizing screen-time, and practicing mindfulness. The curriculum is distinct in that it is tailored to the needs of the Pittsburgh public, carefully considering local food access, budgets, and work schedules. Information provided is backed by scientific research, incorporating recent and relevant findings. These sessions will be delivered in the fall in city community centers and will be facilitated by a group of undergraduates with backgrounds in health sciences, education, and social work. They will keep children engaged using a combination of group activities and breakout sessions, as well as kid-friendly yoga and hip-hop dance workouts. Parents are invited to join and are given resources regarding local food suppliers, organizations, and government assistance programs.

About the Millennium Fellow

Swathi Tata is a neuroscience student and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. She is passionate about public health as a force for social change. Swathi plays many leadership roles in science and service-oriented organizations on campus and connects with her community as a volunteer tutor for refugee and low-income students. Swathi is fluent in five languages, including French, and holds a certificate in African Studies.

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