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 PRIYA GIRISH PATEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

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

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow and be able to work with individuals from around the world with a common goal. I am so grateful for the opportunity to make a real social impact in my community. "

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

Priya Patel is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in Mathematics. She wants to pursue a career in medicine and become involved in public health and health policy. She is passionate about bridging the socio-economic healthcare gap as well as mental health awareness and making health care accessible.

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