Margaret Alarilla is a native of Corpus Christi and began her education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from TAMU-CC and has just completed her fourth year of teaching in higher education. As an educator for the last 17 years, her passions include mentorship and life-long learning. Currently, she is a First-Year Seminar Instructor and an Adjunct Faculty member with the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Married for 15 years, she has four children that keep her on her toes constantly.