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 LAUREN NIEVES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6

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" By providing me with the skills and knowledge I need to incorporate the UN's SDGs into the work I do for my community and the world, the Millennium Fellowship will allow me to take the next steps to affirm my status as a global changemaker. With this fellowship, I will learn more about how to use my passion, hard work, and determination to help create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world. I couldn't be more excited to expand my global awareness and strengthen my impact on the international community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: State of Emergency: Femicide in Puerto Rico

State of Emergency: Gender Violence and Femicide in Puerto Rico is a research project that will investigate the underlying social, economic, political, and cultural factors that have contributed to the sudden increase in gender violence and femicide rates in Puerto Rico within the past year. The research project will explore how these factors, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, have impacted the island's wellbeing and development, giving rise to instances of gender violence. Moreover, despite its unique focus on Puerto Rico and circumstances specific to the island, this research will be able to be applied to other countries in the world, particularly within Latin America and the Caribbean.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lauren Nieves is a driven, motivated student studying International Relations with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Lauren was born and raised in South Florida and has long been passionate about social issues and community service. Her academic interests include international development, immigrant's rights, and women's rights. With these interests, Lauren has strived to leave an impact on her university community and beyond, leading her to serve on the executive boards for different advocacy-related student organizations and intern for a social justice media company. As a global citizen, Lauren aspires to work in a field that allows her to make a difference in the world and serve those in need.