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 MELANIE STASZEWSKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" Being able to support others as they start to explore facets of their personal health is an exciting concept for me. Through the Millennium Fellowship, I will be able to develop my skills in scientific communication while uplifting those in my community and beyond. I look forward to seeing the impact this will have on improving understanding of health and wellness for all. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Print into Practice: Health Series

Despite the abundance of health information available online, traversing the science landscape to understand one’s health can be intimidating. Inspired by successful science communicators, I aspire to create a platform that contributes to making up-to-date education on health and healthcare readily available to all people. These pursuits will involve extensive research and consultation of scientific literature and/or current scientific experts. I intend to then create several social media posts, three educational videos, and one on-campus outreach event about my findings. Through this project, I hope to provide the foundation to begin a much-needed conversation on effectively taking charge of one’s health.

About the Millennium Fellow

Melanie Staszewski is a fourth-year Honors College student at Salisbury University majoring in Biology on a Biomedical Science track and minoring in Chemistry. In addition to serving as a Millennium Fellow, Melanie is also an undergraduate research fellow and works as the president of her campus’ Medical Careers Society. Eager to encourage public health awareness, she has designed her project to break down complicated health-related topics for all to understand, allowing them to confidently take charge of their own wellness. In the future, she plans to continue contributing her research efforts to the field of biomedical science.