The school is saddened to share the news that Masters student McKenna Winnie passed away earlier this week. McKenna graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services before joining Rutgers in the Fall of 2020. At Rutgers, Mckenna was working towards her dual Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health degrees through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and School of Public Health. An advocate for social justice and for developing public policies to help reduce health disparities, McKenna had served as a research assistant for the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.
McKenna was a bright and vibrant student within our school and community. Her story is one of an incredible journey. She will be missed deeply.
Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts.