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 SHEILA MARTINEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1

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" Dedication, hard work, persistence, and passion drives my excitement to be a part of the 2021 cohort. The Millennium Fellowship is a one of a kind chance to combine my passion for social impact and addressing hunger with action and advocacy. The experiences and skills I will acquire as a part of this program will allow me to better myself as a student, professional, but most of all, as a leader in my community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Panthers Against Hunger

Panthers Against Hunger is a project within Students Feeding Miami that strategically targets food insecurity by working with local organizations to help serve the greater Miami-Dade area. Through food drives and events with various other organizations, along with regular sandwich packaging events, we have worked to directly impact and help those struggling with poverty and hunger. Apart from the food drive and packaging events, we have hosted and attended various informational sessions and panels in collaboration with other FIU organizations and spread awareness on the prevalence of food insecurity in the area.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sheila Martinez is a Cuban-American immigrant currently residing in Miami and attending Florida International University. She is studying International Relations and Political Science with a concentration in human rights and political transitions and is uniquely passionate about empowering and aiding the underprivileged in her community. From a young age, Sheila has been passionate about community service, humanitarian work, and philanthropy, and has since remained involved in various local organizations that align with the UNAI principles and SDGs. Her dedication to promoting a sustainable future is clear in her resolve, and her desire to inspire and enact change is a key part of her current and upcoming projects. With the hopes of alleviating food insecurity and poverty, she hopes to continue contributing towards creating a future where others are not limited by hunger. In the future, Sheila hopes to leverage her passion for representing the underprivileged through a life-long career in the public sector.