Margaret received her Mechanical Engineering degree from Cal State Northridge, which enabled her to have a career in international technical sales, – taking her to interesting places around the globe. Since her early retirement, she has been a tireless community advocate for organizations focused on improving health and education in the greater Pasadena area as well as supporting non-profits that serve the Armenian community.
She currently sits on the Los Angeles City Mayor’s International Advisory Council; is a member of the Board of Governors of the Armenian American Museum that is currently under construction in Glendale; sits on the Southern California Regional Council of the Armenian Assembly of America, – and is Vice-President of the Armenian International Women’s Association, Los Angeles Affiliate (AIWA-LA.) She is also a board member of the National Association of Armenian Scholars and Research (NAASR) and a board member of St. Nerses Seminary in New York. Margaret is a past chair of the Pasadena Community Foundation, a non-profit that serves as a depository for philanthropic funds which grant out over $1 million a year to Pasadena nonprofits.
In 2014, she and her husband endowed the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College where she provides counsel regarding programming for the Center whose mission is to instill in students an understanding of human rights as central to moral and ethical decisions in personal and public arenas. She has been recognized as Women of the Year by Assembly Member Carol Liu and Volunteer of the Year by Congresswoman Judy Chu. Recently, she and her husband were presented with the St. Gregory Pontifical Encyclical issued by His Holiness, the Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, – an honor received for their many years of service to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.
She and David live in Pasadena and they have two grown daughters.