Jung Yun Na, BS, MSEd, MDiv, ThM
Jung Yun Na (She/Her/Hers) earned a B.S. in Human Development at Cornell University and M.S.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Master of Theology in Educational Ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Aside from her current research assistantship at the HIIT Lab, Jung Yun also works as a research intern at the Mustard Seed Generation.
Jung Yun’s research interest lies at the intersection of a sense of purpose, culture, and religiosity and its influence on ethnic identity development, perceived racial microaggressions, resilience, and mental health among Asian and Asian-American youth, adolescents, and emerging adults. The inter- / trans-disciplinary nature of her research builds upon the studies she has undertaken in the field of psychology, human development, theology, and religious education. She has experience in mentoring and teaching low-income ethnic minority children, adolescents, and young adults through community services and ministries since high school. She ultimately desires to develop cultural-specific and psycho-religious prevention and intervention programs for schools and communities to promote the holistic well-being of marginalized populations.
Jung Yun enjoys spending her leisure time reading, playing guitar, and cooking. She also loves to do yoga and Pilates.