Youth Education Associate
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
In 2022, Margaret received a BS in biology from William & Mary. During her time in college, she worked as an honors fellow and research assistant in a plant ecology lab. In these roles, she conducted research centered around plant-insect relationships as well as created several guides to help William & Mary Greenhouse visitors learn more about the greenhouse plant collection. Creating these plant guides prompted Margaret to pursue more opportunities centered around science communication, education, and community engagement. Serving in capacities as camp counselor and environmental educator, Margaret has worked with youth across Appalachia to foster vital connections between the environment and today’s students.
Margaret joins the Future Generations team as the Youth Education Associate for the Appalachian Program.
Plant Ecology Research Lab, Dr. Harmony Dalgleish, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
- Developed and carried out an experiment investigating the interactive effects of plant size and longhorend
milkweed beetle feeding on the growth and resprout potential of common milkweed
- Created several guides to help William & Mary Greenhouse visitors learn more about the greenhouse
- Ran two independent summer research projects exploring the relationship between the longhorned milkweed
beetle and common milkweed in the summers of 2019 and 2020