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 ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ-VILLAFAÑE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" Becoming a Millennium Fellow was my way of committing full time to a project of social impact that I have been brainstorming for a while. Now, it is time to turn it into reality. I look forward to this semester, to develop my leadership skills, and to bond with peers who share my values and aspirations of a more inclusive world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Building Safe Spaces
Schools are supposed to be a place of student learning and development. Sadly, some students do not feel safe (physically or emotionally) at school. To address this, Andrea will research about the creation of safe spaces and create a guide in Spanish of how to build safe spaces in middle and high schools in Puerto Rico. Andrea anticipates this guide will discuss “What are a safe space and its characteristics?”, “Why do we need safe spaces?”, “What steps must we take to build and maintain safe spaces in schools?, and lastly, “How can we go beyond creating safe spaces to empower students?”
After the creation of said guide, Andrea plans to share it with the administrations of multiple schools to pass it along to the faculty members. The aim of the project is that the document is spread to at least 200 faculty by the end of the semester.
About the Millennium Fellow
Andrea Rodríguez-Villafañe is an undergraduate senior majoring in biology interested in the fields of health and education equity and social justice. By participating in research and community projects, she aims to diminish the health and education disparities of adolescents in Puerto Rico.