Kenyana R. Yates was born in Columbia, SC and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She graduated cum laude from Virginia State University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2004. Utilizing the engineering training and leadership skills learned while at VSU, she currently serves as Senior Operations Leader of a Fortune 500 Retail Company. Additionally, after VSU Kenyana continued her studies through Downline Ministries Institute, an intensive training program committed to equipping men and women from all backgrounds in biblical history and discipleship.
In the community Kenyana continues to seize the opportunity to serve in outreach through multiple platforms including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she pledged at VSU through the Alpha Eta Chapter.
Separately, she has been recognized for her work in Diversity Careers in Engineering and Who’s Who. However, her most notable accomplishment is raising two beautiful daughters, Kendall and Raiya, with her husband Dimitri.