Cira Oropeza is an alumnus of Cypress College obtaining both a Certificate from the Aviation/Travel Careers program and her Associates Degree. Shortly after graduating she began her career with Continental Airlines as a Flight Attendant in 1992 and still continues to fly, however, due to the merger between Continental and United Airlines she is now flying as a United Flight Attendant. She also has been employed by Centralia School District for fifteen years as a Reading and Language Instructional Assistant and a Substitute throughout the District. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton receiving her B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Travel and Tourism.