Julien is a student at University of Wisconsin, Madison where he is the Co-President of his Project 1808 chapter. Read on to find out more about Julien, why he's attending MCC2014, and how you can be part of the movement.
His chapter of Project 1808 has designed and carried out a sustainability camp that is implemented for children in Sierra Leone for the second year in a row. With around 10-15 active members, the students involved in creating this camp come from various backgrounds--from business, to pharmacy, to engineering. This year, the camp reached over 400+ children in Sierra Leone; it was five days long, and focused on teaching about the environment, health, career building, and leadership. Project 1808 is still a very young organization and this was only the second sustainability camp that has been implemented. Project 1808 is unique in that when they travel to Sierra Leone, we work together with students from the University of Sierra Leone to refine and implement the camp. Ties like this between major universities provide an extremely beneficial learning experience to all of the students involved.
On why he will be joining MCC2014: "I want to attend MCC2014 because I am personally interested in working in the global health field. There is a lot I can gain being the new leader of a global health oriented organization. Being a new organization we are flexible and constantly looking for new ideas. I can also offer quite a lot, I am not only the co-leader of a global health organization, but I am also on the steering committee for the Global Health Coalition, a coalition of global health organizations at UW-Madison that work together to accomplish goals to big for one organization. In fact, this coming semester, Project 1808, supported by the Global Health Coalition and backed by the Global Health Institute of UW-Madison, is planning to facilitate the first ever UW Global Health Week. This week will bring together 17+ student organizations for 5 days to raise awareness about the global health field to the larger campus through a variety of workshops, speakers, and networking events. Being co-president of Project 1808 and on the steering committee of the GHC, I'm at the very center of this project and I'll have a lot of experience to offer at MCC2014. Lastly, throughout my life, I've been to all seven continents through educational programs, and I believe I can offer a lot from each experience."
Julien, as well as many other student leaders from across the globe, will be joining us this October 10-12th, 2014 at the 6th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. There, they and other students will be exchanging ideas and talking about how to achieve the UN Millennium Goals. in addition, everyone will be able to attend keynote speeches by influential global leaders such as Nicholas Kristof, Dr. Paul Farmer, among others. Apply now!