Judge Cisneros has been a resident of El Paso County for 14 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Denver, June of 1979. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in August of 1983.
Judge Cisneros was appointed to the Court in January, 1997. She maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs from March, 1993 until January, 1997 with emphasis in criminal defense and juvenile law. Judge Cisneros was a Colorado Deputy Public Defender from June, 1986 until September, 1991. She is the only female minority District Court Judge. Judge Cisneros currently serves as a juvenile judge handling juvenile, mental health, and a criminal docket.
Judge Cisneros is involved in various community activities which encourage respect and understanding of the law. For three years she has donated approximately 100 hours a year coaching high school mock trial teams. She also has served the last two years as a judge for the Colorado Springs Teen Court. She currently serves on the El Paso County Community Corrections Board, has co-chaired the El Paso County Bar Associations Diversity Committee as well as served on the Board of Directors of Chins Up Youth and Family Services, Inc.