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 RITI SRIVASTAVA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" Working to combat mental health has been a passion of mine and I believe I can use this project to create change, especially in regards to how mental health has been affected during COVID-19. I am excited to further develop my skills while working with like-minded students that will support me in my endeavors. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Mental Health Initiative

The Mental Health Initiative is a program that hopes to eliminate common stigmas and biases surrounding mental health. We hope to achieve this by providing resources on mental health and self-care practices on our website and holding numerous panels with current college students to discuss these issues with local high schools. Although a certain amount of our impact won't be tangible, we hope to hold 4-5 presentations with local high schools, reaching around 20 students per session, over the course of the fellowship.

About the Millennium Fellow

Riti Srivastava is a fourth-year student at the University of Texas An Antonio studying psychology and medical humanities with a minor in biology. She hopes to eventually become a physician and is eager to impact the lives of many patients. Along with an interest in medicine, Riti has been passionate about advocating for social and health issues, such as mental health stigma and health disparities. She has taken part in various experiences to tackle these greater issues through community service and internships. Through these experiences, she has gained pertinent leadership and collaborative skills that will support her efforts in the future. Even as a physician, she aims to be an advocate for her patients and continue giving back to the community.