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 ANDY ESSA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of California Davis | California, United States | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" Education is a weapon whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed-Joseph Stalin. Being a part of this prestigious fellowship is not about the title nor is it about solely working alongside the UN, it is about educating myslef and broadening my horizons. I have always ensured that in every action I take I will learn from it and better myself, and others, and with this fellowship, I will quite literally be in one way or another benefiting humanity and learning how to do so as well. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Environmental Justice at UC Davis

Our project, Environmental Justice at UC Davis, will be a public conference with environmental justice professionals, decision-making UC Davis faculty members, ASUCD (student government), environmental club members, and other UC Davis students. It will be held on January 8, 2022. Our goal in facilitating this is to come up with environmental justice policy and action plans for the campus to adopt. Because the environmental justice lens is central to making strides towards a “sustainable” future that realizes the climate challenges of today, we must come up with goals and actions that reflect this need. It will be a student-run and led conference that will deliver specific goals and actions that UC Davis can take to create a more environmentally just space for its students, staff, and community.

About the Millennium Fellow

Andy Essa is a driven, passionate international relations major, and upcoming human rights/french minor attending the University of California-Davis. He has lived in California his entire life, albeit hailing from Iraq, as family left the country due to the first Gulf War. He has taken this experience to heart, and wishes to ensure that no other families have to endure furhter violence or bloodshed, which is why he wishes to uphold the UN Sustainable development goals in order to prop up under-priveledged nations and ensure that peace and prosperity reign over the globe.