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 beyond excited and honored to get to be apart of this fellowship and see what all the fellows across the world are trying to accomplish and will. I'm very excited to work alongside like-minded people who are passionate about trying to make the world a better place however best we can.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Small Businesses, Big Impact project aims to implement a working model with small businesses surrounding the Georgia Tech community that will prompt consumers to practice sustainable waste disposal. It will target 3 small businesses with recycling programs in place with hopes of having a 50% decrease in improper waste disposal. The project’s team are very excited at the possibility of expanding their reach and implementing their model in other businesses if proven successful. This project targets SDG #12 and UNAI Principle 9.
About the Millennium Fellow
Joanne Tamayo is a rising fourth year studying mechanical engineering with two minors in global development and public policy. As she started becoming more aware of the impact humans are making on the environment, she started paying attention to her own instilled habits and the world around her. She realized that there are a plethora of avenues an individual could make their lives more sustainable and how easy it was. However, she also realized that the products that are available to the consumer are more often than not unsustainable or environmentally conscious businesses often follow counter effective practices. Therefore, she is very passionate about bridging the gap of sustainability between the consumer and the businesses providing products and services.
She hopes to engage in a career where she can combine engineering with the principles of sustainability and humanitarian aid. She is also interested in the policies that will have to be enacted in order to implement the sustainable regulations they need. Regardless, she is committed to help further the UN's goals throughout her lifetime.