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 MARISA MEDICI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Pace University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9

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" “As an active contributor and agent of positive social change, I understand the life-changing potential of a network of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to collectively progressing the status of global issues. I am a firm believer that every localized action enhances a larger initiative. As a Millennium Fellow, I am most excited to have a structured, supportive and powerful platform to advocate for and institutionalize a just procedure for responding to SDG #2 on my campus.” "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Fare Trade

Fare Trade is a student-led mutual-aid initiative designed to address SDG #2, Zero Hunger. The project will consist of three parts that build on each other to take action, raise awareness, and ensure that our project is positively impacting the community and lives it touches but is overall sustainable. Part one will be coordinated by Marisa Medici as she partners with Chartwells, Pace’s campus dining provider, and the Auxiliary Services department to develop a method where students can opt to transfer their extenuating meal points to students who cannot afford to replenish their funds or select a bountiful meal plan due to high costs. In part two, Alex Kennedy will be working to implement a delivery service with Pace’s on-campus food pantry Provisions and the nonprofit organization Invisible Hands Delivers. Doing so would allow food-insecure Pace community members to get access to pantry resources when the pantry is not on its regularly scheduled hours and get products delivered to them. Tasfia Rahim will oversee part three by monitoring and conducting a social media campaign that will highlight information about food insecurity, its effects, and statistics related to it for the Pace University Community. The Instagram page will also be used as a resource for Pace students to learn about other food-focused organizations within New York City (especially students who are taking civic engagement and volunteerism courses). Tasfia also spearheads the marketing of the project in collaboration with Chartwells’s marketing manager.

About the Millennium Fellow

Marisa Medici is a forward-thinking political science and communication studies student at Pace University. She began advocating for the SDG’s in high school where she had been extensively involved with her local UNA-USA, participated in Model United Nations, and even co-founded a Gen-UN chapter. On and off campus she volunteers and self-starts initiatives related to food security, voting rights, and social justice while also encouraging others to be civically engaged. Marisa considers herself a global citizen; To her, this means striving to understand ones place in the international community by not only expanding care and mindset but also sustainable impact beyond conventional boundaries.