Nancy Morales was born in Chiquimula, Guatemala. When she was growing up, she saw first-hand many children in her neighborhood that were not allowed to play, because they had to help out around the house. She would often be the only girl playing ball with the boys on the street.
In 1986 she was brought to the United States by her parents. She received her BSc degree from Chico State University in International Relations, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. Presently, she is a Vice President at an insurance brokerage firm.