Margaret is a Ph.D. student in the Special Education Program. Her career began as a secondary school teacher in Tanzania, where she taught social sciences and English. She then studied and worked with second language learners, students with special needs, and the deaf community in the Psychology and Curriculum Departments at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She has since continued to work with diverse groups of students both in the environmental and adventure programs at the Indiana University Outdoor Centre and with the culture and language programs such as the Balfour and STARTALK programs at Indiana University. This, together with her additional work at the Monroe County Community School Corporation, has built into her research interest working with students from diverse educational backgrounds with and without special needs for language support.