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 KAYLA RENEE VACCARO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Seton Hill University | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" Creating a change is all about the integration of knowledge. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance my skills as a communicator, a researcher, and teamplayer. What I gain from this experience, will carry over into my career of being a pediatrician, since medicine is a team effort––not every patient, nurse, or doctor for themselves. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: SHUstainable Human Settlements and Resources
SHUstainable Human Settlements and Resources (SHSR) is a group of students from various disciplines dedicated to researching, educating, and impacting their local community and interested in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #11 Sustainable Cities. SHSR functions as a three-part project focusing on research, outreach, and cleanup. The first section consisted of students conducting research on the anthropogenic effects of the local city on our environment. Research focused on water, air, infrastructure, and other human-related environmental issues as well as the political and socio-economic effects of the issue. The team has conducts research on how cities impact our environment and the subsequent socio-cultural and political effects, and have moveed into phase two. Phase two consists of educating the local community as well as government officials with the hopes of making long-term changes that will produce more sustainable cities. The education process revolves around spreading information to local community groups, schools, and government. For part three, all students will lead a community cleanup that is open to all of Seton Hill University.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kayla R. Vaccaro is a bright student studying Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Ms. Vaccaro grew up in Forked River, NJ and spent her time playing competitive soccer and lacrosse, while also focusing on studies to become salutatorian of the graduating 2018 class of Lacey Township High School. For as long as she could remember, Ms. Vaccaro has always had a passion for gaining knowledge of nature and changing the world through science. Her drive is what's propelled her ambitions and caused her to participate in various educational research opportunities in high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and indpendent research at Seton Hill University. After her anticipated graduation from Seton Hill University in May of 2022, Ms. Vaccaro will attend the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Bradenton, Florida campus to get her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) with the career goal to become a pediatrician. Ms. Vaccaro aspires to teach young children and parents how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.