ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT AKSHARA VIJAY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of California Berkeley | California, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" Being part of the Millennium Fellowship means being connected to a large network of individuals who are driven to accomplish sustainable goals for social justice. I highly value interactive leadership and creative problem solving, so I am very excited to learn from and work collaboratively with like-minded individuals to build upon my skills in community advocacy and social change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: American Medical Women’s Association at the University of California, Berkeley

The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) at the University of California, Berkeley advocates for women all over the world. We work to progress gender equity, promote women’s health, and provide a platform for voices to be heard and transform ideas into realities. To further advance gender equity and women’s health in Berkeley’s community, we partner with multiple UC Berkeley student organizations so we can amplify the goals of these organizations. We hope to build relationships with city organizations outside of the university so we can help more women and young girls around the city.

About the Millennium Fellow

Akshara Vijay is a hardworking and driven pre-med student at the University of California, Berkeley studying both Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and resource equity for underserved communities, an interest stemming from her diverse cultural upbringing. Having grown up in both India and America, she was exposed to the inequities that exist for access to mental health resources between her communities. She has since worked to address stigma and inequality through interpersonal mental health work, facilitating community discussions on stigma, and leading mental health events for her college community. She aspires to further advocate for mental health equity by mobilizing her community to share resources and stories, thereby alleviating the resource gap and destigmatizing mental health.