Video Interview with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and University of Delaware Student, Kalyn McDonough, on the CORPS Act and the Value of National Service

Kalyn McDonough is a doctoral candidate in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. Her research interests focus on social determinants of health (SDoH) and health equity, physical activity as a determinant of health, and public policy’s role in achieving health equity. The majority of her research is applied in nature, with a strong commitment to grounding studies in a robust literature base and the expertise of practitioner communities, to support evidence-based decision-making in practice and to inform policy. She is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Graduate Scholarly Community Engagement from the University’s Faculty Senate and the 2020-2021 Dissertation Fellowship. She has an anticipated defense date of Spring 2021 and hopes to continue to teach and conduct research within academia.

Recently, Kalyn interviewed U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a member of the Stennis Center for Public Service’s Board of Trustees, on the Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service Act (CORPS Act), which calls for strengthening and expanding AmeriCorps and Senior Corps to help our nation recover from COVID-19.

Watch the full interview below.

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