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 SANDRA ZELAYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 3
" When it comes to change, I believe that collaboration and connection are vital. The Millennium Fellowship excites me because it connects me with an incredibly diverse network of people. Such a network can provide insight and ideas into relieving the world's most pressing issues. With my particular interests in promoting environmental sustainability, responsible consumption, and health literacy, I am captivated by various approaches among different cultures. My hope is that the Millennium Fellowship will provide me with guidance to effectively generate change on my campus, community, and ultimately the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Motivate through Media
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope to promote sustainability practices, provide information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and support underprivileged groups in the local community through a virtual medium. I would like to use the Salisbury United Nations social media page to create educational content about the SDGs, responsible consumption practices, and local opportunities that would benefit families during this time. This likely involves communicating regularly with various local organizations. I have a goal of providing this content in the form of 1-3 posts per week. My hope is that media can motivate others to engage in practices that advance sustainability, inclusivity and awareness of various world issues.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sandra Zelaya is an undergraduate student at Salisbury University in Maryland. She studies psychology and has interests in social research, conflict resolution, and health communication. On campus, Sandra is a student worker, research assistant, and participates in a mental health campaign. She has also volunteered at various sites in her local community. Sandra enjoys exploring different cultures and is passionate about connecting through music, media, and art.