Garcia Duarte joined Chicanos Por La Causa in March 2022 to lead and manage Homeownership Initiatives. She previously served as President and Chief Executive at Trellis for sixteen years where she had the responsibilities of creating a vision for the organization and guiding the strategic goals to better serve clients, stakeholders and communities. Prior to that, she was the Arizona Manager for the Community Department Group at Chase Bank where she invested in communities in support of the Community Reinvestment Act. She was also a housing developer in the nonprofit sector where she utilized public and private resources for the development of affordable housing. Garcia Duarte is a former member of the Inaugural Community Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve.