Margarita is a data enthusiast and active Engineers Without Borders chapter member. What started out in 2013 as a fun run dressed as a toilet (calling out EWB’s WASH projects) has turned into a passion for finding even more creative ways members can have fun while raising the organisation’s profile and influence within the wider community. Since then, she’s held various leadership and supporting roles as part of Sydney chapter through fundraising, a speaker series connecting EWB’s extensive Alumni network and Challenge scholars, and event partnerships.
She currently works in digital analytics, coaching others on new ways to visualise data to make faster, better, more customer-centred decisions. Her love of numbers and communication began with Bachelor degrees in Engineering (Industrial Chemistry) and Arts (English Literature) and continues with a postgraduate degree in applied statistics. Having worked in marketing and financial services, she brings to the table her unique perspective around EWB’s impact in bringing about positive social change.
Working with EWB’s staff and members is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for her and she looks forward to further contributing to their great work through human-centred engineering.