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 CHRISTINA ZHANG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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" In becoming a Millennium Fellow, I plan to support engagement between individuals of different fields and backgrounds, developing tools for artists, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians to collaborate on impactful projects. The Millennium Fellowship experience would allow me and the leaders of my group to learn effective leadership and nonprofit management principles. We would address and aid in local challenges through community and equity work. The combination of service and professional experiences cultivates ability to foster interdisciplinary ecosystems and aid others. It would also further my deep engagement with arts and research. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SAS21 Well-being and Sustainability Programming

The project is “SAS21 well-being and Sustainability Programming: Community Organized Art Initiative in San Antonio” and will be organized by the leaders of the Student Art Society at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the UTSA Honors College faculty and students, and other collaborative bodies in San Antonio.
To address some of the salient issues regarding marginalization experienced by the youth in San Antonio, the project proposes to make art and arts education more equitable and accessible. Through creating a self-building youth space and a dynamic curriculum, the project will aid participating urban youth, particularly those who may have experienced trauma related to contemporary manifestations of historical oppression or are restricted access to material and intellectual goods.

The programming will include two overall themes: well-being and sustainability.

About the Millennium Fellow

As a computer science student, Christina Zhang wishes to propel interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, mathematicians, and artists. Additionally, her intellectual focuses transcend the classroom confines and translate to philanthropic work. She participates in addressing local to international challenges through interdisciplinary projects and educational initiatives. As a child to first generation immigrants, she wishes to support the youth, underrepresented groups, and greater community. Christina hopes to help others achieve self-determination and actualization.