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 SOPHYA JU GUWN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Colby College | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

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" The accident of one’s birth highlights the terms and conditions of life that not one person is allowed to choose for themselves. The trials that one will face are a mystery to others, and in a sense, it means that the possibilities and outcomes from one’s perseverance are endless. Yet, this does not ring true for every human being. By being a fellow, the training and platform will allow me and others the status and ability to connect with other leaders and start making tangible progress. It will allow us to communicate our own inventive ideas, fostered by bright, capable minds. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Accelerating Methane Suppression in Dairy Cattle

The purpose of this program is to understand and mitigate the effects of methane on the progression of climate change, primarily within New England and the State of Maine. It serves to conduct research on how the consumption of seaweed can reduce the production of methane in cattle from eructation and flatulence and how organic dairy farmers and their willingness to learn about the environmental benefits and support the aquaculture market. The continual work on this subject will create positive spillovers in terms of aquaculture (enhancing the work sector) and the reduction of carbon emissions (seaweed can sequester carbon through absorption). Ultimately, we will be able to educate local farmers on the benefits of introducing seaweed as a supplement in cattle feed and encourage local residents to purchase locally, before moving to the national, then to the global markets of Dairy, Beef, and Seaweed.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sophya Guwn is an energetic and willful individual born in the heartland of the United States. While she herself was born a U.S. Citizen, her parents immigrated from South Korea on the quest for religion and have taught her many values from honoring one's background to valuing the community over the self. She is currently a student at Colby College, and in the future she wishes to further her education to extend beyond the Western dominated eye.