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 MARINA ARIANNA LOPEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Pace University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4

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" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow for many reasons. I am eager to make improvements to our campus that will influence other schools. I want students to feel welcomed and safe within our community. I think that having a family away from home is important for students to flourish. We are able to use creativity and each other's ideas to grow as young adults and I am eager to see what the future holds for our community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Promoting Good Physical & Mental Health And Well-Being Through Community Collaboration

For our project, we have been working to promote mental and physical healthcare to students on our university campus through a system of teamwork and collaboration. We aimed to promote physical healthcare by fighting vaccine hesitancy, running blood drives, and encourage physical health activities. Furthermore, we aimed to promote mental health through study sessions and de-stressing activities. We created an on-campus club and collaborated with on-campus organizations and those within our local community. We believe that tackling mental and physical health through SDG #3: Good Health & Well-being will impact a student's overall well-being, and a combined approach through SDG #17: Partnerships to achieve the goal will allow us to improve aspects of both mental and physical health on college campuses and their local communities, leaving a lasting impact on students.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hello! My name is Marina Lopez. I am a student at Pace University, I am on my campus Cross Country Team, as well as an active member of Delta Phi Epsilon. I plan on graduating in three years, and the next step will be Vet school. I am very passionate about animal care. During my summer I worked at Vip Petcare as a clinic assistant. I also volunteer at local horse stables, and at a rehabilitation center. I find that working with animals is something that has positively impacted my mindset. During my free time, I enjoy hiking in Upstate Newyork with my golden doodle. Through the fellowship, I am eager to concentrate on the welding of students' mental health. I want to work towards creating a community on my campus where we are able to grow and support each other.