Margaret is a member of the Tohono O'Odham (Desert People) Nation and Seri linage and is also a fluent speaker of the Tohono O'Odham language. She attended Pima Community College and Central Arizona College, majoring in Early Childhood Education.
Prior to NAEP, Margaret was a Teacher Assistant with the Gila River Indian Community for Kindergarten, first, and second grade. She served as the Cultural Specialist for the Preschool program, instructing native language and preserving native culture. Through this capacity, she was instrumental in the grant writing for the Gila River Indian Community's Native Language Preschool curriculum.
Margaret also served as the former District Representative for the Schuk Toak District of the Tohono O'Odham Nation.