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 MARIANA ELIZALDE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Universidad de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" The change we want to see in the world starts with the change you are willing to make. As I inspire to become the best version of myself, I also strive to generate positive impact that cannot only translate into actual results, but also inspires others to do work of their own to help our planet and society a better place. I am excited that through the Millennium Fellowship, I will learn skills that will help me grow personally and civically in my social projects, as well as help me connect with people from around the world that share the same vision as mine. As I keep getting involved in this program, I expect to broaden the outreach of my initiatives and conclude with teachings that will help me continue on a path towards making medical devices and quality education more accessible to everyone. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Educate4ChangeMX
"Educate4ChangeMX" is a social impact project that addresses the issues of the lack of direction and education opportunities for the interdisciplinary growth of youth through the development of social impact projects to change their communities. The project aims to engage with youth from Monterrey and its surroundings, to reflect on the needs of their community and the different ways they can be part of the change through the development of their own projects inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Due to the pandemic, we are accomplishing our goal through online impact (Facebook) via weekly content such as infographics, publications, and information capsules (in a short-video format) to deliver valuable information covering the topics of:
- Personal finances
- Social entrepreneurship
- Sustainable Development Goals
About the Millennium Fellow
Mariana Elizalde Cano is a Biomedical Engineer student at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico. Born in Torreon, Mariana decided upon a career that would allow her to combine her passion and her life objective: engineering (as she had participated since middle school in competitive multidisciplinary robotics programs) and social impact. Her vision towards proactiveness has led her to partake in important programs during her university years, such as being a robotics mentor, leading a LEGO robotics for deaf kids, supporting social projects of young kids as a Scout member herself, becoming a messenger of peace and founding a project to create 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for vulnerable populations. Mariana aims to become a global changemaker, promoting SDG development, but more importantly, a message that a positive impact can be done when you have the will to make the world a better place.