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 DIANA GIOIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

UNC Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7

" I am so grateful to become a Millennium Fellow because I am passionate about finding solutions to deeply rooted health issues. This fellowship provides an opportunity for young adults to convene and bring unique perspectives and backgrounds to the discussion table. Working in the global health field is important to me because the well-being of individual communities will not improve until we acknowledge those who are marginalized on an international level. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Cloud of Witnesses

Cloud of Witnesses is an online portal that will serve as a consortium for various stories and resources from our community. The webpage would address the problems that the team feels are important in our world, especially those issues that are currently being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These issues include, but are not limited to, racial inequalities, housing insecurity, mental health, and health disparities. On the website, the team will publish various stories that will provide personal perspectives and expert opinions to provide fact-based information. The UNC Charlotte Millennium Fellows hope to provide informational graphics, written/auditory advice, and videos with the backing of medical professionals and UNC Charlotte professors to increase awareness and lower mental health risks during and after stay at home orders are lifted. In addition, the team also seeks to launch an informational podcast accessible through our webpage, which will widen their reach. To ensure that the project is successful, the team plans to partner with not only resources from the university but within the wider community.

To measure the impact, the team of Cloud of Witnesses will use Google analytics and monitor the website and social media platforms. The team envisions this outreach to be between 5,000 and 9,999 people who are positively impacted by the content shared on the platform. When people engage with the website, they will initially be asked to provide what relationship they have to the Cloud of Witnesses, whether they be students or reside in the Greater Charlotte area.

About the Millennium Fellow

Diana Gioia is a senior at UNC Charlotte majoring in International Studies with minors in Public Health and Women & Gender Studies.

Besides her love of studying Global Health, Diana spends her time learning new baking recipes and practicing yoga. She has dedicated her undergraduate career to developing her intercultural skills through involvement in the Global Engagement Scholars Program, Emerging Leaders, and as a Study Abroad Ambassador. Ultimately, Diana hopes to work as a public health professional studying health patterns and collaborating with others on prevention.

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