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 MARISSA OLGA COPPIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1
" The Millennium Fellowship is not just about service, but about social impact. I have a vision for holistic health and the passion to provide preventative healthcare screenings and affordable nutrition services, but lack the direction and guidance to reach a broad, targeted audience for true, quantifiable social impact. Being a fellow would allow me the honor of a community for advice as well as a platform to launch my ideas and polish them. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Nutrition and Wellness Association (NAWA)
My project thus far has been the organization of nutrition and wellness workshops with meal kits provided afterward for the members of the SA Clubhouse. Following the pilot workshop, the workshops will be biweekly, using fresh groceries from the hydrogarden to provide needed nutrients to the members. In the coming 6 months, I also plan on having blood sugar testing for the members by a local medical school.
About the Millennium Fellow
Marissa Coppin is a second-year pre-med student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently majoring in Biology with minors in Community Health and Psychology in hopes of an MD/PhD program. Marissa, in preparing for her career as a physician-scientist, developed an intense passion for holistic health and a healthy diet and lifestyle, specifically looking at low income populations and the lack of preventative health care for diseases such as diabetes and high cholesterol. She hopes to use this experience to organize healthcare workshops aimed at providing affordable nutrition resources as well as preventative healthcare screenings.