Mayra was born in a small town in the central valley of California called Wasco, near Bakersfield. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master in Education. After completing her studies, Mayra began her first year teaching first grade in Bakersfield, CA. She then moved to San Diego where she taught Kindergarten and served as both a STEM and Reading Intervention instructor for K-6th grade.
Mayra is thankful for the paths life has taken her on her teaching journey because it has allowed her to arrive at such a caring place to teach first grade, Phoenix Learning Center!