This academic year, seven Dyson College students were selected to participate in the prestigious United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network Fellowship Program. In this semester-long global program, students convene with the cohort of fellows from their institution to lead projects that advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals—a list of 17 objectives focusing on areas such as social justice, sustainability, equity, and education. While leading projects on their own campuses and in their own communities, students in the program also collaborate with fellows at peer institutions around the world, creating a global network.
This year, more than 25,000 students applied to be Millennium Fellows, and the eight students chosen from Pace University—including the seven from Dyson—were among just over 2,000 selected. Applicants hailed from more than 2,000 institutions across 153 countries, and Pace was among 121 institutions (just 6 percent) chosen to host a cohort of fellows.
In 2021, the Dyson cohort of fellows spearheaded projects ranging from initiatives geared toward combatting food insecurity on campus, to raising awareness of the plights of the homeless community, promoting physical and mental health on campus, developing awareness campaigns for cholera, and devising educational advocacy tool kits to address human trafficking.
2021 Dyson UN Millennium Fellows
Sarahlouise Baldwin ’21, Biology
Alexandra Kennedy ’22, Sociology/Anthropology
Marina Lopez ’22, Biology
Marisa Medici ’22, Communication and Media Studies
Tasfia Rahim ’23, Economics and Political Science
Madison Turunen ’23, History
Cairna Zimmerman ’23, Peace and Justice Studies