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 JOSHUA CHAJ ULLOA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

The University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

" I am grateful to have the privilege of serving as a Millennium Fellow and join an initiative of like-minded scholars. I seek to make the most of the fellowship pursuing long term change for various social issues, such as improving the wellbeing of people worldwide. The fellowship and its goals are especially necessary now during these times, due to the severe social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and I look forward to being apart of such an influential movement! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Cardiovascular and Nutritional Wellbeing for SA Initiative

The Nutritional and Cardiovascular Wellbeing for SA Initiative would function towards effectively tackling the issue of nutritional insecurity, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases within San Antonio.

The project goal would focus on southwest/downtown San Antonio and people affected by these illnesses to improve their state of wellbeing. We plan to develop a partnership with the Witte Museum, The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, and Gencure organizations. These partnerships with local organizations would allow us to focus on tackling these issues and spreading relevant information to uneducated individuals on these topics. Furthermore, with these partnerships, we will begin community advocation within the impoverished regions/zip codes and help change the narrative for these communities of an unending cycle of diseases.

We will establish online webinar events and fundraisers towards achieving our goal. Our impact will be measured on the basis of how many people we are able to interact with and share information regarding their wellbeing, change their life choices, and learn how nutrition factors into many of the diseases plaguing San Antonio.

As well a future event, after the Covid-19 Pandemic, would be to host a 5K fundraiser run to advocate cardiovascular and nutritional wellbeing to our community. This 5K run can become an annual event for UTSA and San Antonio to come together towards addressing these significant issues we face within our city.

About the Millennium Fellow

Joshua Chaj Ulloa is a First-Generation Hispanic sophomore Chemical Engineering major at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His mother and father immigrated from Central America seeking to provide their children with a better opportunity to succeed in life. Joshua currently serves as Secretary for the UTSA Biomedical Engineering Society Chapter, is a UTSA ESTEEMED Pre-P.h.D Scholar, and conducts biomedical research on campus. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. focused in Biomedical/Cardiovascular Engineering aiding in diminishing the detrimental effects of cardiovascular diseases in patients worldwide.

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