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 MICHELE ANZABI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 6

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" I am passionate about menstrual equity because this is a systemic issue that involves the frameworks of human rights, public health, and civic participation. As I consider advocacy efforts to be the work of a community and a team, I am grateful to expand my supportive network through the UN Millennium Fellowship program. I look forward to collaborating with an international cohort of passionate advocates as we create positive and sustainable changes within our local communities. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Menstrual Justice in Philadelphia

This project works to increase menstrual equity both on campus and the local Philadelphia community. We aim to achieve this through advocacy, service, and education in order to tackle harmful stigmas associated with menstruation and challenges faced by lack of menstrual product accessibility. Currently, we have coordinated educational speaker events, administrative meetings on instituting free menstrual products in bathrooms across campus, and fundraise/support menstruators in need through our community partners.

About the Millennium Fellow

Michele Anzabi is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Health and Societies with a concentration in Bioethics & Society and minoring in Hispanic Studies. On campus, Michele is a co-founder and president of PERIOD's UPenn Chapter. She also strives to place more attention on this issue through her senior thesis research on menstrual justice and period poverty in Philadelphia. Her other work focuses on social justice, public health, bioethics, student mentorship, and community partnerships. Michele aspires to bring a human-centered approach and to address health inequities at the systemic level as a physician.