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 MORGAN CAMILLE KARCS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of California Davis | California, United States | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9

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" I am honored and excited to be a Millennium Fellow. I am looking forward to meeting other like-minded students who are passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and on creating a better future. Being a Millennium Fellow allows me to expand on my project, and work towards the change I hope to bring to the world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Careful Crossways

The Careful Crossways Project advocates for the implementation of wildlife infrastructure in the San Francsisco Bay Area in order to protect wildlife species. The Bay Area has one of the highest wildlife-vehicle collision rates in all of California, reducing fragile wildlife populations, and causing further damage to our already broken ecosystem. These collisions don't only hurt the wildlife, but also cause injury and even death to drivers and passengers. Fortunately, wildlife infrastructure such as fencing, overpasses, underpasses, and escape ramps effectively reduces wildlife-vehicle collisions. In fact, it has been found that combining fencing with wildlife crossing structures reduces wildlife-vehicle collisions by about 83%.

The Careful Crossways project focuses on educating the local community on the benefits of wildlife infrastructure and the importance of preserving our wildlife populations. To do this, they host presentations at local Bay Area schools to raise awarness of this issue. Their goal is to meet with Bay Area government officials so that wildlife infrastructure can be approved and eventually built in the Bay.

About the Millennium Fellow

Morgan Karcs is a fourth year student pursuing a degree in International Relations at the University of California Davis. Morgan has always been passionate about sustainability, especially regarding wildlife. Being concerned about the impact humans have on the wildlife and the environment, Morgan strives to be part of the solution while leading others. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted research with the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California Davis, researching the best locations and which infrastructure would aid the most in reducing animal-vehicle collisions. Morgan aspires to have more wildlife infrastructure built throughout the United States, and around the world, in order to preserve biodiversity. Morgan comes from a multi-cultural background and understands how the issues we face are global issues, not simply individual. Sustainability affects all humanity, and she hopes to work internationally aiding in wildlife and environmental conservation efforts. Sustainability is the only way moving forward.