Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Yevara is an only child of working-class parents. Yevera applied to military school at the National Experimental University of the Armed Forces and in 1991, Yevara earned a bachelor’s of science in systems engineering and achieved the rank of sub-lieutenant. She began work with an oil and gas company (Lagoven) as an intern and was later hired to a full-time position. In 1996 Yevara was offered a job by Manpa Electricity in Venezuela. She was also employed by Electricidad Caracas and later employed by Electronic Data Systems, headquartered in Plano, Texas and owned by Ross Perot, as a senior business consultant for the Andean region of South America. In 1999 Yevara left EDS and married Luis. For the next few years she mentored students in systems engineering. The couple moved to Denver in 2000 to be near Luis’ son Joseph who is now a senior at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Yevara studied English and started a family in 2002. Yevara has two children Erika, 10 years, and Hannah, 4 years. Yevara began a Master’s program at Regis University in field executive project management completing her program in 2004. From 2005-2011, Yevara worked for Entravision Communications, the Hispanic media-holding corporation, in different roles (radio hosts of Despiereta Colorado and Linea Directa, and radio and TV community coordinator). In 2011, Yevara was hired by Regis University’s Dual Language program. She adds, “Regis holds a special place in my heart.” Yevara and her husband own a real estate, investment, management, rehabilitation and renovation company. Yevara and family enjoy biking, their pontoon, traveling and spending time in the mountains and with her two teacup Chihuahuas, Vanilla and Chocolate.
About Regis Dual Language Program
Regis University Dual Language Campus offers accelerated studies for adults who want to return to college to complete a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree while simultaneously attaining a professional level of proficiency in English and Spanish. Located in Thornton, classes are offered in five and eight-week accelerated course formats. Regis University’s Dual Language Campus recently won “Best Job Creator” award from the City of Thornton’s 25th Annual Business 2012 Expo.
High School Experience
Yevara was a good student in an all-girls school. “We prayed a lot and I loved it. School was a journey of excitement, continued learning, community service and giving back to your community. My high school academics and preparation made my transition into college easier,” Yevara adds.
Message to Youth
“Take advantage of all [opportunities] in high school. Continue your education. Education is essential and is the key to great successes in your life. Do your best in everything.”
“Work hard and aim high in life, but always make sure to keep your work, family and personal time balanced. Add to your community. What you do to improve your community helps make our world better for everyone.”