Margie was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Cal from 1994-1999, where she earned a BA in History. In 2011, Margie earned her PhD in History from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently assistant professor of History at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches US History, Borderlands History, US Women’s History and Public History. Prior to her position at CSU Fullerton, Margie lived in the Washington DC area and held a Latino Studies postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
Margie now resides in Los Angeles with her college sweetheart turned husband, Hector Coronel. Together they spend most their time trying to keep up with their two gorgeous boys, Max (8) and Desmond (4). If free time is ever possible, Margie enjoys spin cycling, swimming, and improving her golf game. She also follows college football (Go Bears!). Margie’s involvement with TRENZA began in spring of 1995. TRENZA offered a breath of fresh air and a sense of home amidst the stress and intensity of Berkeley. Fond memories, treasured friendships, and life learning challenges are just a few of the many, many experiences she gained from the organization. Since the year 2000 Margie has lived at 12 different addresses but is now happily settled in SoCal.