Vicky Junco was born in Northern California to the parents of Spanish immigrants. She studied at CSU, Chico where she completed a B.A. with a double major in Spanish & Latin American Studies. In 1994 she attended La Universidad Complutense de Madrid while participating in the CSU International Programs. Vicky completed her Masters degree in Teaching International Languages at CSU, Chico in 1999. Currently Vicky teaches lower-division Spanish courses at CSU, Chico.