Kyra was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Killeen, Texas. She received her BA in Political Science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While working and pursuing her education Kyra meet and married her husband. Kyra and her husband then made the move to Lubbock in order for her to pursue her legal career.
During her first year of law school Kyra and her husband welcomed their first son. In Kyra’s second year of law school she clerked with the Honorable Jorge Hernandez of the City of Lubbock. In Kyra’s third year of law school she was a licensed student attorney working in the Texas Tech School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic. Through this clinic experience Kyra gained invaluable experience in the criminal defense world. Kyra personally worked on numerous death penalty cases, attended hearings, and helped prepare for trials.