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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT TERESA CECILIA SCHUSTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Florida International University | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6
" Being a Millennium Fellow will help me translate my dedication to human rights and fair, effective, and accountable institutions into action and to learn more about how to enact meaningful change in the world. I am excited for this opportunity to share my passion for judicial transparency with others during the Fellowship. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Judicial Transparency Project
Through the Judicial Transparency Project, individuals are provided with resources to learn more about judicial transparency and pursue their own research on the topic. These resources include several recorded interviews with journalists and researchers who explain, using data and stories from their own lives, why judicial transparency is necessary. The project enables people to explore laws that hinder transparency in judicial institutions and those that facilitate it, which furthers awareness of its importance in the community at large and provides a motivation to advocate for it. Transparent judicial institutions are ones that are open to the people, and protect their interests and rights. As such, they are fundamental in advancing the UN’s goals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Teresa Schuster studies political science at Florida International University and currently researches the legal implications of artificial intelligence and its relationship with judicial transparency. She is an award-winning student journalist and a member of FIU’s top-ranked Model UN team, traveling to and organizing conferences. Her passion for equitable law and policymaking has also led her to volunteer as a youth attorney with Miami-Dade County Teen Court, as a member of her town’s youth council, and for several political campaigns. Teresa hopes to use her experience and dedication to the UN SDGs to foster positive change in legal systems worldwide.