Margaret joined Friends of the Rouge in 2023 as a Restoration Assistant. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she grew up on the Ozark rivers and always feels a deep connection with the water wherever she lives. She has enjoyed getting to know the hydrological context of Ann Arbor since moving there two years ago, and looks forward to learning more about the Rouge River while connecting with the Detroit community.
She is currently working towards her Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Michigan while working part time as a Visual Resource Management Design Consultant at Argonne National Lab in Chicago. Her ultimate goal is designing inclusive landscapes that focus on the ecological restoration of rivers and wetlands. She also holds a BA in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College in Minnesota, and worked as a GIS specialist for the City of St. Louis before moving to Ann Arbor for her MLA.
She splits her time between Ann Arbor and Chicago, where her husband and two cats live. She loves to travel and eat out with her husband, but can most often be found doing projects around the house, tending to her garden and houseplants, or walking her cats while listening to podcasts and audiobooks.