Marguerite is a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer, freediver, surfer and lawyer. She studied Law at the University of Stellenbosch and after completing her articles at the Legal Aid Board, she worked for a specialist environmental law firm, Smith, Ndlovu & Summers as an Environmental Lawyer. While studying towards a master’s degree in Environmental Law she completed a semester as an exchange student at Melbourne University and ended up spending another 6 years living in Melbourne. During this time, she worked at an NGO, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre as a Human Rights Lawyer in their Refugee Law Programme. Marguerite is passionate about social and environmental justice and believes the two concepts are interdependent. She has joined SOA as Operations Director.