Yara grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from Benedictine University where she majored in Political Science. After her first year of law school, Yara worked as a Summer Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels and as an in-house intern at Cargill. After her second year of law school, Yara worked as a Summer Associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. After graduation, Yara plans to return to Shook, Hardy & Bacon as an Associate in the business litigation group. Yara is a licensed scuba diver and enjoys traveling to new diving locations.