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Margaret Wagner
Margaret Wagner

Margaret Wagner

Norfolk, VA USA

"Here, you'd better be well within your comfort zone to fall."

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Margaret's work combines: Action Sports, Sports, and Being Physically Active

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Day In The Life

Roller Derby Team Captain

I'm captian of a roller derby team where I get to skate and hit people.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Certification

    Project Management

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Met her husband two years into college and ended up dropping out of school.

  • 2.

    Says her mother, who had her Ph.D., didn't understand her path; thought it was very "feminist" of her to drop out of school and become a mother.

  • 3.

    Instead, worked as an executive assistant and eventually got certified as a project manager.

  • 4.

    Stresses that there is a way to get through life without a college degree.

  • 5.

    One day, her husband pointed out an ad for a roller derby team that she could join and that would teach her about the sport.

  • 6.

    Says when she first started doing roller derby, she was the "scared kid holding onto the wall."

  • 7.

    Underscores the importance of courage and patience; says there's too much pressure to figure out what you want to do early on.

  • 8.

    Her belief is that you have the right to change your mind at any given time, given new information.