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 ANGELA ZHONG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 8
" The Millennium Campus Network introduced me to an amazing cohort of people inside my institution as well as around the world, all of us united by a passion of advocating for the Sustainable Development Goals. I cannot recommend this opportunity more to anyone who would be interested in applying. This is your sign to do so! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Meat Phaseout
Due to climate anxiety over the pending existential crisis, I felt inspired to start a project that would not only draw attention to the prominent problem but direct public pressure toward fixing it. I have felt that many companies will greenwash their practices with reforestation, carbon emission reductions, and other sustainability pledges and do not know which corporations to endorse with my money, my fashion decisions, and my support. I am not alone in this; even when I attended COP26, I noticed that many of my peers feel the same way. In starting @calloutcompanies (instagram.com/calloutcompanies), I hope to reframe callout culture from the traditional social media focus on individual celebrities to highlighting companies who have fallen behind on their climate promises.
About the Millennium Fellow
Angela Zhong is a first-generation Asian-American Harvard student hailing from Houston, Texas. She is studying economics with a secondary in environmental science public policy and a citation in Mandarin. On campus, Angela is a United Nations Association National Campus Fellow and conducted research with UN SDG Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit through the Harvard Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies as well as with the Kennedy School of Public Policy’s Belfer Center for International Affairs. She also serves as a team lead for: the Harvard College Consulting Group’s plant-based meat substitute case, the Council of Student Sustainability Leaders, Presidential Committee on Sustainability Scope 3 Emissions Group, and the student-faculty Dining Services Council.
Additionally, Angela was an ambassador on the USA Debate Development Team and hopes to center marginalized voices through a career in international public service. This summer, she will be interning through the State Department in the Executive Office of the US Mission to the UN and has previously worked at the EPA and CFPB. Angela represented youth at: the US Institute of Peace Conference, Rotary World Peace Conference, ECOSOC Youth Conference, World Food Programme Presentations, and Conference of Youth (UKCOY16) prior to COP26.