Margarita was born and raised in Colombia, South America, where she was the eleventh out of twelve children. After completing her degrees and earning her CPA certification in Colombia, Margarita sought greater professional opportunity in the USA.
Here, she volunteered as a translator at the Pregnancy Center and also volunteered her time as an accountant. Margarita is an athlete and has played and coached soccer all her life. She joined the local Boys and Girls Club where she's teaching, refereeing, and mentoring kids.
Margarita pays special attention to Latino families that are struggling in their new environment. Among many other things, she makes sure the kids have the money to join the soccer leagues, and she is the chauffeur for many, bringing them to and from games and practices.