Lucero grew up in very modest circumstances. When she was a child, she would fund-raise to attend academic trips that her school hosted. Her strength and endurance stood out so clearly that she was hand-picked to participate in the Gates program, where she was able to attend college while earning a high school diploma.
Despite so many odds against her, Lucero fought for her education. Knowing her gifts were meant to be shared, she realized she could help so many people with a law degree. While attending college, she participated in a community service organization called “Mujeres Ayundando La Raza”, which is comprised of young Latina students. They worked to assist their community and educate young low-income students about receiving higher education and how to do it.
Lucero earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University of Sacramento and soon thereafter secured an internship with the San Joaquin County Bar Association, where she could put her skills to use in the community.
While working full-time as a legal assistant during the day, Lucero attended law school at night, and also volunteered in a rehabilitation program aimed at recovery with substance abuse. She has helped these individuals by advocating on their behalf and fighting for their success.