ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
"I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it affords me the opportunity to collaborate with a global network of inspiring young people united toward common goals. My work is motivated by a concern for human advancement, and so I am honored to be able to connect with a diverse group of people dedicated to positively evolving our global society via their respective fields.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Democracy Project is a non-partisan, student-run organization that encourages activism and democratic participation at a local level, with a focus on college-aged youths. It educates, facilitates, and supports community engagement with politics through voter registration events, peer discussions, and round-tables with educators and political leaders. Our goals are to register the entirety of our student body to vote, to provide transportation to the polls for every student, and to provide every student with the information and avenues to become an active global citizen. The Democracy Project advances Sustainable Development Goal #16, promoting peace, justice and strong institutions, by increasing democratic participation and efficacy in an underrepresented demographic. It also advances UN Academic Impact principle #4, global citizenship, through its education of youths about their opportunities to effect change in the global political landscape.
About the Millennium Fellow
Isabella Braga is a Biology and Philosophy double major, an aspiring bioethicist and attorney, and a proud Orlando native who has always been drawn to politics. Isabella has worked in every level of politics, from activism groups to campaigns to Congress, because of a desire to make equal representation a reality. Her love for political involvement is neither career-driven nor motivated by a desire to advance any particular ideology. Rather, she is committed to upholding the principles upon which our country was established, such as equality of opportunity, freedom of expression, and governmental accountability. In her free time, she enjoys to paint.