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.
“Climate change is not just a global challenge, it is the global challenge. We can work on solving any number of other global issues, but if we cannot mitigate the negative effects of climate change, future generations will inevitably suffer. It is the defining problem of our generation, and that is what pushes me to work on climate solutions. Being a Millennium Fellow is an opportunity to independently develop skills to put my ideas into action, while at the same time working with other students to explore the intersectionality of global challenges. I'm excited to support and learn from the other Fellows so that we can also take more effective action on the global issues facing our generation.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Plan-It Earth is the inaugural edition of a sustainability ideathon held at Georgetown University that brings together students, experts, and practitioners to generate solutions to critical environmental challenges. The 2018-2019 theme is "Conservation X Development" to promote the link between environmental conservation and economic development. This semester, the team is hoping to lay the major groundwork for the ideathon, including formalizing goals and partnerships to allow Plan-It Earth to become an annual event, as well as bringing together at least 250 students, 25 experts, and 50 volunteers.
About the Millennium Fellow
Juliette Leader is a junior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology and International Affairs with concentrations in the Environment and Development. Juliette's international upbringing - she is English-American by birth but has spent many years in Luxembourg - spurred her interest in international affairs, and in recent years she has developed a particular focus on climate action and global sustainability.