When Sara and Neel Lahan got together in the 20th century, they had absolutely no idea that their granddaughter would become one of the most prominent figures in the Elvin world; a Councillor. In fact, the two were talentless, and were not in the nobility at all.
However, they still wanted the best for their child (they only had one). They tried as hard as they could to get their daughter, Lila, to manifest an ability. They tried elixirs, mental boosts, descryer readings; practically everything under the sun to make sure their daughter had a better future.
And thankfully, their efforts were not in vain. Lila did end up manifesting; as a Vanisher. However, it was too late to get into Foxfire, meaning that the next generation would have to carry on the aspirations handed down by the previous generation.
As it happens, Mira was the next generation, and promptly manifested as a Flasher. A kind, jovial, hot-tempered personality, she was very much a social magnet. But nothing ever deterred her from reaching her goals, or achieving the heights that her parents and grandparents could not.
During her time at Foxfire, Mira got top marks in her classes, and was practically the queen of her school. Boys came running after her. But she made sure that nobody, yes, nobody came in the way of her and her dreams. And the times that she did mess up (drastically, such as being sent to the principal's office), she did her best to make up, move on, and learn from the experience.
After graduating from the elite levels of Foxfire, it wasn't very hard for Mira to get to the top. Her grades and contributions to society really helped her, and was thus unanimously voted into the Council.
Mira is a flasher, and thus is a very bright person in general. She is very good at manipulating light; so much so that she has grasped the basics of controlling quintessence, something very hard and time-consuming for flashers to do.
As mentioned before, Mira is not good at controlling her temper, and works at doing so every day.