Cyri grew up in Ririe, Idaho, and graduated from Ririe High School. She lived on a small farm and orchard, and she raised everything from chickens and geese to pigs and a donkey. She spent a lot of time outdoors, especially in the mountains.
She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Physical Sciences Education and minors in Chemistry and Physics Teaching. Since then, She has lived in Wyoming, Iowa, Idaho, and Arizona. She also taught science and engineering at Kingman Middle School in Arizona.
She loves working with middle school students to help them to achieve their potential. She has coached volleyball and track for the last two years and plays competitive volleyball herself. She loves to travel, especially exploring national parks. Other favorites are Doctor Who, peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwiches, stargazing, and playing with her dog Roka.