Margaret Diamond developed an interest in scientific inquiry early in her academic career. While growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she pursed scientific symposiums in medical research that led her to study the neurosciences as an undergraduate at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. There she devoted her studies to examining the relationship of social influences and hormones on neurogenesis. Her research culminated in presentations at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago and San Diego and the Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast (SYNAPSE) held at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Following graduation, Maggie took a position working in a Stanford University neuroscience laboratory with Dr. Russell Fernald examining the cellular physiology of specialized neurons. Her work there led her to ponder the societal influences of the neurological advancements she worked toward creating. In a move to explore the interface of science and society, she now works at the patent law firm Ward & Zinna LLC, in New York City.