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 PADMA VASANTHAKUMAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of South Florida | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 8

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" I see the Millennium Fellowship as an opportunity for young leaders like myself to expand their horizons and develop into confident individuals who will strive to make the world a better place. Personally, I am excited to meet other student leaders, exchange innovative ideas, and learn more from individuals who have dedicated their lives to social impact. As a Millennium Fellow, I aim to promote mental health at my campus because it is an essential part of a great quality of life, which I would like to provide for all members of my community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: H-ART-Fulness for All

H-ART-fulness for All essentially introduces people to the Heartfulness way of meditation and allows people to participate in art therapy sessions. The sessions are specifically designed to help improve the mental states of people, especially students that are stressed by the loads of academic work.

About the Millennium Fellow

Padma Vasanthakumar is a bright pre-medical student at the University of South Florida (USF) majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She was born in the United States and has lived in many countries including India and Singapore. She has been working as a research intern studying pancreatic cancer treatments for the past two summers. She has also conducted research for the USF Honors College by working with medical camps in the Dominican Republic. Apart from research, she has a great passion for social impact and has volunteered at the local hospital, hospice, and food banks. Her other experiences include tutoring undergraduate students, working as a graphic designer/writer at a student-run magazine, and leading a project focused on promoting mental health at her campus. She aspires to pursue a social impact career in medicine and aims to advance UN SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being.