Margeaux spent her childhood exploring the forests, lakes, and mountains surrounding her small hometown in Northwestern Montana. She attended the University of Montana for her undergraduate degree in International Field Geosciences. She had originally planned to major in education, but the prospect of field study courses and study abroad opportunities in the geology department drew her in. For the past several years, she has found herself working several different exciting jobs, including native plant restoration in Alaska, stream surveys in Montana, sea kayak guiding in the San Juan Islands, and most recently, teaching at a before and after school program for 2nd-6th graders in Puyallup, Washington. She chose to attend IslandWood's graduate program because it encourages a lifestyle of curiosity and fascination with the outdoors.