Angelica was born in Sun Valley by Mexican immigrant parents. A defining event in Angelica's life was when her mother lost her job in 1997 as a result of NAFTA. She earned a BA in Political Science-Public Administration, and a MA in Organizational Leadership. She is the first person in her family to achieve this level of education. Angelica Dueñas is part of the Sun Valley Area NC where she served two terms as President and & one as 1st Vice President. Prior to 2015 Angelica was not interested in electoral politics, but rather local issues. Angelica was inspired Bernie's policies and begun to work towards getting him elected. She was so inspired that she named her daughter "Bernice" in honor of Bernie. After volunteering for "Bernie 2016" she was appointed as Delegate for Bernie at the Democratic National Convention. This painful & enlightening experience compelled her to join the Green Party & begin the work of political reform.