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 incredibly honored and humbled to be a Millennium Fellow to enhance my knowledge and experience in leading a project focused on higher education, as well as forge connections with those of similar passions and experiences. I am excited to grow both personally and professionally through being a Fellow!”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Cornell Model UN Conference Community project focuses on expanding this conference to communities that may not usually have the opportunities to learn and attend via financial aid as well as teaching programs. In terms of financial aid, the CMUNC will not only be applying to grants, but it will also be partnering with the Director of Public Relations of the organization to raise money via corporate sponsors directly to provide aid to those who need it. They hope to raise at least $6,000 to support financial needs of delegations attending the Cornell MUN Conference. They will also be establishing a framework to ensure that this aid is distributed in an equitable way, and provide 1-2 merit scholarships to those who demonstrate a strong desire to support the conference’s goals in learning inclusions, diplomatic and political strengths, and the conference’s main theme (which is yet to be determined — last year’s theme was focused on the freedom of the press). In terms of community outreach, the CMUNC team hopes to bring in at least 3 new schools that originally did not have established MUN programs to this conference, as well as set up learning workshops for MUN and its connected skills in the community via the libraries, Girl and Boy Scouts, and after school programs, both throughout the year and at the conference itself.
About the Millennium Fellow
Joanna Hua is the Director of Outreach for the annual Cornell MUN Conference. She believes that empathy and inclusivity come hand in hand, as being able to connect to others and understand that everyone is going through their own stories, and accept them for who they are. These values apply directly to her leadership, as she treats her team with support and understanding to foster a dynamic that is efficient as well as appreciative of each other, but also towards the type of projects that she strives to accomplish. She strives to be a leader in areas where she can see that she is making a positive impact on the community, whether through engagement or volunteer service, and these goals require one to be open and willing to provide for others needs.
Joanna is an undergraduate student striving for a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Government, Policy Analysis and Management, and on Pre-medical track from Cornell University. She is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking, and Community Engagement. She is also an activist aiming for an MD/MPH to focus on public health in medicine, and fighting the good fight.