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 RAQUEL SZOMSTEIN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

University of Pennsylvania l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 1

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“I am beyond excited to be fully immersed in a community of game changers. The UN SDGs represents an opportunity to open up global politics to a new way of thinking spearheaded by a younger generation, represented by the Millennium Fellows. This is the way that I envision lasting change to occur, and I am honored to be a part of the fellows and see it happen for myself.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Raquel’s fellowship project is Women Empowerment, Connection Between Communities. She plans to engage with her studies and the community of Philadelphia on micro-level economic development centered around women. A part of this will be continuing her work with a Community Development Financial Institution, the Women's Opportunities Resource Center.

About the Millennium Fellow

Raquel has always been fascinated with fostering as many connections as possible between different peoples and learning from multiple perspectives. She is majoring in Philosophy Politics and Economics with a concentration in Globalization and minoring in Urban Studies, which her way of examining governmental institutions and developmental impact on a larger and smaller scale. She has a passion for traveling and cultural immersion, having lived for a summer in Jerusalem and a semester Barcelona.

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