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 RACHEL CLAUSEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it gives me the opportunity to connect with other students who share similar passions. Being able to share ideas that stem from different backgrounds will give a more complete understanding of the problems at hand. The wicked problems that we are facing today cannot be solved by just one person, which is why I think it is imperative to work within a group of diverse people in order to obtain the best possible solution to problems. Additionally, I look forward to learning about other projects and seeing the amazing things that fellow students are doing around the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Landscaping Information Sessions
My project focuses on informing homeowners around Salisbury how they can make their home lawns more sustainable by incorporating rain gardens, native species, and lessening the use of fertilizer. I hope this will help protect the waterways around Salisbury, as the area suffers from frequent flooding. I plan to do so by working with local nurseries or possibly chains such as lowes, to promote information webinars that I could host to spread information. Or have pamphlets at the stores on diffrent native species that the stores sell and how planting them would help the environment.
About the Millennium Fellow
Rachel is from Natick, Massachusetts and currently studies at Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Rachel's interests lie primarily with promoting sustainable policies andparticularly focusing on the protection of our oceans and waterways. At school, Rachel is a member of the Relay for Life Committee which plans an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, part of the volunteer organization Girls on Top of the World, and was a member of the Student Government Sustainability Committee.