Ingrid Yadao was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and had her first career as a classical dancer with Ballet Oregon and then a year with the Nevada Ballet Theatre. After 14 years of dance she retired and did some traveling while raising her daughter. In 1999 she moved to Las Vegas and enrolled in UNLV. She graduated in 2002 with a Radiology degree and started working at Steinberg Diagnostic as an X-Ray technologist. In 2011 she was promoted to Chief X-Ray Technologist and since then has collaborated with Pima Medical Institute in helping future students become technologists not only in x-ray but in CT, MRI, and Mammography. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her granddaughter and her German Shepherd.