Margaret Maffai is a freelance writer and editor, and occasional lawyer. She writes about legal issues and news relating to pet birds for BirdChannel.com.
Growing up in Oregon, Margaret has always loved nature and animals, A life-long SCUBA diver, she has explored underwater wildlife from Hawaii to Vietnam, Croatia to Egypt. While living in Cairo in 2010, she was adopted by a terrier mix named Whiskey, who saw her safely through the Egyptian Revolution and later moved with her to Geneva, Switzerland, where Margaret worked for the United Nations.
They now live in central Oregon where Margaret writes about pets, private military contractors, human rights, and current events. She raids her father's vegetable garden to supply her Italian cooking, and maintains a very active worm compost system.
Margaret earned her BA with a double major in Philosophy and Italian from the University of Oregon and her JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.