Shaylyn-McKinnon Shaylyn MacKinnon

Shaylyn MacKinnon is a dual degree student at the University of Michigan pursuing a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy. Her research interests include refugee resettlement, refugee-led community-based organizations, economic and educational mobility, and the role of local, state, and federal policy in supporting marginalized communities. She is particularly interested in policies around asylum seekers in the U.S., the limitations they place on formal political and economic engagement, and how to develop and advocate for policies that are more inclusive and give agency to the groups they target.