“I have been able to grow as a confident speaker and meet many amazing leaders!”

— Akshaya, Student Advisory Board President 2022-23

"Getting to learn about the real world is helping me build my future in it! "

— Tanisi, Student Advisory Board

"FABcamp gives her exposure to technology, particularly automobiles which is used in our daily lives

— Tanisi's mother, FABcamp 2020 + 2021

"Loxley is amazing to be doing all this for these young women and I am so honored to be a small part of helping share and expand their ideas about what possibilities await them in life..."

- Tegan Hammond

"I have become more confident and better prepared for the future!"

— Mihika, Student Advisory Board

“How well they presented their projects and the depth in which they went to explain their creative process not only in representing the brands, but also the personal meaning and message the students were putting across”

— Mike Le Gallic, Chip Ganassi Racing

“I feel confident and supported by such an amazing group of strong individuals within Athena Racing!”

— Heleina, Student Advisory Board President 2021-22

"Haley loves to tackle new challenges and immerses herself in technical projects. Athena Racing offers unique opportunities to expand Haley’s mechanical engineering experience. I think she will be a valuable asset to the team."

— Haley's mother, 2020 FABcamp Parent

“FABcamp allows her to learn more about the STEM field and more career paths as she heads toward college, but it keeps her busy and interested daily!”

— Megan's mother, 2020 FABcamp Parent

“Our daughter will build confidence, strength, strategy and skill that help her find a hero in herself and be encouraged to become a future leader."

— Surabhi's mother, 2020 & 2021 FABcamp student


Develop Your Skills In IT and  Management




Yhanira is a first-generation Mexicana born and raised in Eagle Pass, TX. The youngest of 8 children, Yhanira ventured off to college receiving a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Management Science. This is where she discovered her passion for problem solving and the value of working with diverse teams. Her studies include a B.S. in Management Science with concentrations in IT and Finance and a minor in Economics.

She interned at Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, and accepted a full-time role after graduation. While at HP, she helped launch LaVoz, a Latino employee network in the Bay Area. After the Compaq-merger in 2003, she became a founding officer for HP’s Houston Hispanic diversity resource group. She was often the youngest in her teams, the only Latina and one of few women.

Yhanira joined USAA in 2007. Her passion for supporting the military community was a perfect pairing with the USAA Mission. She furthered her education receiving an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her tenure at the financial services company in San Antonio, she has held several leadership roles, most recently the Assistant Vice President responsible for HR Planning & Enablement. She leads a team that focuses on improving employee experiences as well as building a financially sound foundation across HR capabilities. In previous roles she helped develop solutions to support military transitions and fulfill other member needs.

Yhanira is the Executive Sponsor of Elevate, a gender diversity, equity, and inclusion business group that she was also highly involved in launching. She is an active member of other DBGs to include Aspire, which focuses on advancing women in technology and Adelante, which supports the Latino community at USAA. Her true passion lies in developing others and creating conditions for people to succeed. She inspires others by sharing her journey and the learnings from her experiences. She helps people see the connection between their true value: past, current and future to reach their potential.

Yhanira loves serving the San Antonio community through other initiatives and partnerships. Her successes would not be possible without her strong faith and the support of her encouraging family, her reassuring friends and leaders and mentors who have invested in her personal and professional growth.