The student leaders are among 530 young people from over 30 campuses in 13 nations who are participating in the program this year.
Each was chosen to elevate undergraduate leadership with their sustainable development-related projects to advance U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in their communities. As fellows, they participate in a semester-long leadership development program to improve their student organizing, partnership building and community impact skills.
Bangug, an international politics major from Long Island, New York, is is working on Sustainable Development Goal #17, which advances partnerships for the goals, while Al Saadoon, a global business major, who was born in Canada but grew up in Amman, Jordan, is advancing the gender equality goal #5.
Al Saadoon is working on a book that examines how women are perceived and judged on their religion, politics, societal expectations and more.
Bangug consults for Georgetown Global Consulting, a nonprofit student organization performing pro-bono consulting for NGOs and microfinance institutions around the world.
Al Saadoon and Bangug had the honor of leading the first-ever virtual Millennium Fellows graduation on Nov. 28 with fellows from all over the world. The graduation, which featured distinguished guests remotely, including Princess Beatrice of York; Ramu Damodaran, chief of United Nations Academic Impact; and Sam Vaghar, executive director of Millenium Campus Network.
The other Millennium Fellows:
Bemnet Assefa (SFS’21) Seattle, Washington
Noelle Mathur Dayal (C’19) Potomac, Maryland
Jamie Farrell (C’19) Binghamton, New York
Reena Goswami (C’19) Towson, Maryland
Alesha Gulamhusein (B’20) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Juliette Leader (SFS’20), Heisdorf, Luxembourg
Vanessa Lim (NHS’19 Bayside, New York
Isabella Lu (SFS’20) Hong Kong
Samantha Panchèvre (SFS’19) San Antonio, Texas
Chloe Quigley (C’21) Barrington, Illinois
Maya Rabinowitz (C’21) Glencoe, Illinois
Kenneth Reyes (B’19) Delano, California
Cory Richardson (C’19) Portland, Oregon
Michelle Xue (B’18) San Ramon, California