Yolanda was born in the community of San Andrés, Mezquitic in the State of Jalisco. She´s among the few women that is fortunate to have a supportive and caring husband by her side (Efren, also an artisan). She began engaging with chaquira at age 6, seeing her mother and grandmother working the art of their culture. Introvert and quiet, she communicates through art and conveys the Huichol messages through its endemic symbolism.