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 ABIGAIL ROSE BROWN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

" I am looking forward to being part of the Millennium Fellowship because I hope the research that my peers and I contribute to will help change the world. With the current uncertainties of COVID-19, I hope that I can help shed a light on what has been accomplished and how we as a global community have grown from this pandemic. I am excited to be surrounded by like-minded young people all with similar goals as I. The work that I do will be able to be utilized as a reflection on how the international community has progressed with different pandemics, so that we can better prepare ourselves for the future. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The International Community vs. Pandemics

Coronavirus became a concern to the international community at the beginning of January 2020. As a virus that little is known about, it quickly destroyed families, economies, and social interactions all around the globe. The last time the world saw a similar pandemic was H1N1 (swine flu) back in 2009. Coronavirus and swine flu are very different as viruses; therefore, treatment, symptoms, and public policy have reacted differently as well. Hence, I will be analyzing how the international community responds to pandemics, paying specific attention to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the past H1N1 pandemic. From this research, I hope to be able to draw upon conclusions on how our world can grow stronger from this pandemic, both in our global health and medicinal sectors.

I intend to finish all of my writing and research by November. By December I will have a finished paper that is in the process of being published along with a few scheduled conferences to present at for the spring.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abigail Brown grew up just north of Philadelphia in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is currently studying at Salisbury University alongside her twin brother Ryan. She is a triple major in Biology, Political Science, and International Relations with a minor in Spanish.

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