ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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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. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MURIEL FRANCES LEUNG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

University of Pennsylvania l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 11 and UNAI 9

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The “business as usual” scenario is one often discussed as scientists and politicians attempt to predict and plan for a changing climate. While it is imperative to prepare for the future, hypotheticals can make it easy to forget that climate is already changing and affecting communities. 

Although I have been fortunate enough to have never experienced climate change’s most harsh consequences, I’ve witnessed sea level rise and increased storm activity hurting communities I care about. 

I can try to help communities suffering from climate change with monetary contributions. I can also help by living more sustainably and cultivating a culture of sustainability around me, because, in this era of globalization, social responsibility extends beyond map boundaries.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Sustainable Solutions is a competition that invites Penn students and high school students from Philadelphia to solve the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the context of Penn and Philadelphia. The purpose of the Sustainable Solutions is two-fold: to engage the greater Penn and Philadelphia population on large-scale sustainability issues, and to facilitate actionable solutions that will be implemented at Penn or Philadelphia

About the Millennium Fellow

Muriel Leung is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania. A Physics Major and Geology Minor, Muriel is passionate about understanding and predicting climate change through science. She has participated in climate change research at NASA and at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Muriel is motivated by people at risk; in addition to research, Muriel strives to bring awareness to environmental issues and to foster cultures of environmental responsibility and sustainability around her. She is co-president of the student-run organization IMPACT which promotes social activism on campus through a magazine, blog, and calendar of events.

Connect with Muriel via LinkedIn