April 09, 2020 | Matt Kucinski

The inside of a tent with beds setup and a few nursing professionals ready to serve patients.

On March 30, Dr. Katherine Kunnen, an assistant professor of nursing at Calvin University, headed to New York City, one of the areas with the greatest need for health professionals to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. She prepared online coursework for her students the week before she left, continues to check-in with them online, and is now modeling for her students the justice-driven, servant leadership values that infuse her classrooms and labs at Calvin.

“This is part of me living wholeheartedly - trying to do my work well at Calvin while also supporting on the ground with the gifts I've been given,” said Kunnen, who is also a 2009 Calvin alum.

In this video Q&A, Matt Kucinski, senior editor for News & Stories, checks in with Dr. Kunnen during her lunch break on Day 10 of her time in New York City.

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