Holding considerable expertise in relationship development, Dr. ShaYanna “Yanna” Mungo first embarked on her professional journey in sixth grade, when she was trained as a peer mediator at Kennedy Middle School. In high school, she completed two medical internships and developed significant interest in neuroscience and psychology, particularly in how people operate with one another. She has earned a few degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Masters of Business Administration, Technology Management; Masters of Business Administration, Project Management; Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership.
An accomplished author in her field, Dr. Mungo was published three times in 2018 — her dissertation, “Security Breach Threats of Bring Your Own Device: A Qualitative Case Study,” with the University of Phoenix; a co-authored book, “Pink Grenades: The Conflict & Victory in Communication with Business Women,” through WOM Enterprises; and a co-authored article in a scholarly journal. She also authored the chapter “Improving Student Classroom Behavior Through Nonviolent Classroom Management and the Implementation of Emotional Intelligence for Educators,” for the book “Cultivating a Culture of Nonviolence in Early Childhood Development Centers and Schools” through IGI Global in 2019. She has spoken at a number of summits, conferences and other events, including the Johnston County Early College Academy Leadership Day in 2020; the Greenville Chamber Virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit in 2020; and the KWB Annual Research Summit in 2021, where she spoke on best practices for the virtual learning work using situational leadership, emotional intelligence and contingency planning.
Attributing much of her success to the influence of her mother, who always reminded her to be humble, Dr. Mungo also emphasizes the importance of understanding and forgiveness. Not only forgiving others, but forgiving yourself.