Margaret is interested in knowing how to locate submerged archaeological materials using marine acoustics, and so spends a great deal of time modeling and measuring the acoustic response of artifacts. She is also interested in understanding how these materials and coastal landscapes they may occupy can survive sea level rise, and to this end works on mapping and reconstructing ancient landscapes and paleochannels offshore Southern California. At SIO, she has become a scientific diver, ROV pilot-in-training, and amateur photographer (for creating 3D photogrammetry models of artifacts). She loves being part of a research group that cares about ethical science and focuses its work and research questions around helping communities and society. Also a fan of blueberry pancakes. Margaret earned a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Brandeis University and a PhD at SIO as part of the Human Ecology Lab in 2023, co-advised by Drs. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, John Hildebrand, and Petr Krysl.