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 EMILY LOUISE SEDDIGHZADEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" Environmental equity and social equity go hand in hand. These values drew me to study Geography and have inspired me to pursue a career that supports these justices. I am so excited to be a Millennium Fellow as it will grant me the network and resources needed to create an environmental and social equilibrium in my community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Compost Club

This service-learning project aims to establish an effective way to reduce food waste by teaching students at the University of Texas at San Antonio how to compost as well as providing the community garden with nutrient-rich soil that will aid plant growth. The Compost Club would ultimately cooperate with UTSA’s Office of Sustainability and The Green Society to build a path towards a sustainable campus and community. Its three main goals are to implement a compost bin system for the residence halls, raise awareness about food waste and the benefits of composting, and provide the community garden with soil.

About the Millennium Fellow

Emily Seddighzadeh is a rising sophomore pursuing a degree in Geography & Environmental Sustainability at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She recently completed the South Texas Interdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Program where she studied water research, sustainability, and policy. In addition to this, Emily is a member of the Terry Scholar program at UTSA, where she is the Director of Public Relations, and a member of The Green Society, where she is the Social Coordinator. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, and explore the Hill Country's rivers.