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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2023

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KAYLA CAMPBELL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2023.

Spelman College | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9 | Emerging Technologist

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Millennium Fellowship Project: Housing Justice Atlas: An Exploration of Rent Exploitation, Rent Burden, and Residential Segregation

In the summer of 2022, I conducted research at the University of Virginia’s School of Data Science. Our research project was titled Housing Justice Atlas: An Exploration of Rent Exploitation, Rent Burden, and Residential Segregation in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. This project served as a blueprint of how to begin my social impact in housing justice, as before I take action I must have knowledge. Therefore, I proposed to continue my housing justice research, however centered in Metropolitan Atlanta this time around. I conducted research that revealed the gentrification or pushout of Black Communities, evident through the rent burden I found. Variables such as race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, and education were examined in correlation with the likelihood of rent burdening, exploitation, and evictions.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kayla Campbell is a junior mathematics, dual degree in civil engineering major, with an environmental studies minor at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, USA. Kayla is passionate about preserving Black spaces threatened by gentrification and failures in cultural preservation. Being a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, she grew up witnessing the active push out of Black communities in the housing market. Thus, through her project, she hopes to research Atlanta’s trends in rent exploitation, rent burden, and residential segregation and collect tales from the community. After she graduates, Kayla plans to pursue a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning and work in civil and city engineering, spatial justice, and urbanism.

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