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.
“Intercultural awareness and collaboration fuel my work in and out of the classroom. Throughout my college education, I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from and work with individuals who believe in the importance of a global perspective. I’ve dedicated my time to projects that encourage students to think beyond their own cultural and educational experiences and embrace the diversity within their classroom, workplace, and community. I am incredibly honored to be a Millennium Fellow because I get to join, and learn from, a multinational network of accomplished social impact leaders.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Campus Global Theme Initiative is part of a campus-wide commitment to provide every UC Davis student with a global education. Through the project, the team will launch a biennial program to engage the UC Davis community (students, faculty, staff and community partners) in creating a year of transdisciplinary projects, events, and performances that address a theme related to an SDG. From August to November 2018, the team wishes to initiate the effort by publicizing our initiative, inviting event/activity proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year, and creating a mini-grants program to support proposed programming. They will measure their impact by the number of project proposals they receive from student organizations and other units across campus. The Campus Global Theme Initiative plans to receive at least 60 proposals, representing every school and college, that reflect the campus’ diversity.
About the Millennium Fellow
Maria is a senior at the University of California, Davis studying Managerial Economics with a double minor in Statistics and Technology Management. Maria is the co-founder of Project Link, a cross-cultural program that partners UC Davis students with an academic partner from a university abroad. Project Link aims to facilitate intercultural awareness through multicultural brainstorming, research, and project development. Maria’s passion for social and environmental sustainability are reflected in her roles as a Steering Committee member for Global Education for All and as a Grant Committee member for The Green Initiative Fund, both at UC Davis.