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 SAMUEL DAVID MOSQUERA FLOREZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

The University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 14 & UNAI 9

" Ever since I was little I've been fascinated with the beauty that hides below the ocean waves. I am very excited to work with people of different backgrounds and ensure that Texas reefs will still be here for future generations to admire their diversity. I believe the protection of these fragile and unique environments will not only have an impact on the fishing industry but improve coastal environments, increase the potential of new pharmaceuticals, and Tourism in Texas. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: East Flower Garden Coral Foundation

East Flower Garden Coral Foundation is dedicated to preserving endemic coral species of Texas either in their natural habitat, marine exhibits or in the commercial setting. With enough volunteering, this organization will ensure that Texas corals will still be here for future generations to admire and care for them. Our goal is to partner with local reef stores, universities, and aquariums to develop at least 15 land-based nurseries to care for coral until it is safe to return them to their natural habitat by the year 2021. We intend to spread awareness of the variety of ways people can aid in coral preservation from the comfort of their homes. By promoting programs such as the NeMO-Net game which allows individuals to feed data to NASA NeMO-Net, a pioneer neural multi-modal observation program for global coral reef assessment.

About the Millennium Fellow

Samuel Mosquera Florez is a passionate marine aquarist. By taking care of marine creatures, he has learned to appreciate how interconnected reef ecosystems are. As well as realize how vulnerable coral reefs are to sudden changes in their environment. He hopes to protect reefs from bleaching events.

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