Cira emigrated to the United States from Nouakchott, Mauritania in 2010. Cira graduated from Carver High School of Engineering and Science in 2020. During her time in high school, Cira was the co-captain of the Gear Girls Robotics Team 9570. Currently, Cira is a rising sophomore at Cornell University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Cira joined the ACE Program during her sophomore year of high school. Cira enjoys traveling, sewing, driving and cooking in her spare time. Cira recently participated in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, where she designed a system to manage and monitor lithium-ion battery failure.