Yanira Cintora Lopez was born in Moroleón, Guanajuato,
Mexico. She migrated to the U.S when she was just five years old. Her ambition
to succeed comes from her father. Although he did not have the opportunity to
attend college, he continues to work hard every day and has always been her
biggest motivator and supporter.
Growing up in the United States she was able to learn
English, Spanish, and French. After graduating from Kennett High School in 2015,
she decided to continue her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
where she is currently pursuing a BA in Criminology with the help of several
Yanira is looking forward to the near future, as she hopes
to accomplish many things during her time at IUP. One of her main goals for her
undergraduate career is to have the opportunity to study abroad. Also, she
hopes to learn sign language, and is currently active in the Sign Language Club
on campus. After graduation from IUP, she hopes to join the Peace Corps.