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 RACHAEL ELISABETH KOPEC, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Seton Hill University | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it will allow me to collaborate with a wide array of diverse people. I am looking forward to further educating both myself and others in my community about important issues and topics that affect our everyday lives. There is always room for communities to grow and opportunities to push boundaries. "

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

Rachael Kopec is a hardworking, competitive pre-med student at Seton Hill University who is majoring in biochemistry. She enjoys working with others to accomplish goals and build connections. She has always been passionate about others and educating them on a wide range of topics. Rachael firmly believes it is important for people to come together to create peace and unity at a smaller level before it can reach a global one.