Before joining PAN in 1996, Margaret spent most of nine years in Central America, teaching and conducting research in tropical agricultural ecology. She worked with university colleagues and NGOs to improve productivity of low-input ecologically sound agricultural methods. Margaret has published her work in Spanish and English in professional and educational journals as well as popular venues. Since the early 1980s, she has worked in support of farmworker rights, is a member of New World Agriculture and Ecology Group, and is a founding Board member of the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI). At PAN, Margaret focuses on regenerative, climate-friendly agriculture, and environmental health and justice with an emphasis on farmworker health and safety.