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 JULIANA ISABELLE BONILLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" As a Millennium Fellow, I have both the forum and the support I need to be able to help the students with disabilities achieve equality in the Chemistry field. Equal treatment and education are amongst the most vital things a functioning society needs. I am constantly thinking of ways to realize this, and now I am going to be given the space to do precisely this. I will work tirelessly until I have seen a big change done. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Inclusiveness in the Chemistry Discipline
Chemist with disabilities are very rare professionals and it is time that this changed. Juliana's proposal encompasses this: to normalize and raise awareness of inclusiveness in the Chemistry discipline. Juliana plans to make this idea a reality by: (1) educating the chemistry department and the community about students with disabilities, assistive devices, and inclusive language; (2) increasing the representation of chemists with disabilities; and (3) integrating the philosophy of universal design for classrooms and laboratories.
About the Millennium Fellow
The ultimate goal of Juliana is equal treatment. Being a 21-year-old Puertorrican Chemistry student with a mobility disability, has led her to become a very loud voice and fierce advocate to the needs of the minorities. As a constant volunteer to aid these communities, she was able to explore ways and to develop ideas regarding how to help them. Having excellent grades has paved a way to get people listen to her. Moreover, the constant researching in Chemistry disciplines has allowed her to further learn about these communities and how to help them.