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 ALEXIS VICTORIA SILVERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" The Millennium Fellowship will allow me to learn along side my global peers. Through collaborative exploration and shared excitement about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, I believe the community cultivated through the fellowship will help shape not only my future as a global citizen, but our future as we strive for collective prosperity. "

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

Growing up, Alexis Silvera was surrounded by messages of service and social justice, so she became involved with various service activities early on and soon began to direct her passions to gender equality; the UN's 5th sustainable development goal. In high school, she led clubs that worked for equal education globally, joined with organizations to improve access to food, water, and other basic needs, and worked on projects to support survivors of sexual violence. As Alexis began pursuing a pre-medical track with a major in Psychology and minor in Global Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, she started to focus her attention on the intersection of health justice and gender equity. She joined clubs like the American Medical Women's Association, GlobeMed, Casa Esperanza that engaged with women and other marginalized communities and organizations like Berkeley's PATH to Care center where she works as a violence-prevention educator. Focusing on primary prevention efforts and supporting sustainable, grassroots interventions, Alexis believes that this Fellowship will help facilitate growth, excitement, and further action in her pursuit of gender equality.