Margaret Pearce is a cartographer based in Rockland, Maine. She holds a doctorate in geography from Clark University (where she focused on map history and cartographic design), and has 16 years of experience as a geography faculty member, most recently as associate professor of geography at the University of Kansas (where she also taught in the Indigenous Studies Program). In 2016, she decided to devote herself full time to map design, especially for Indigenous geographies. Her awards include a Yaddo Fellowship, an Anne Ray Fellowship (School for Advanced Research), an ACLS Fellowship, an APS Franklin Research Grant, a Landes Research Grant, and two national map design awards. She is former president of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). She is omnivorous in her passion for maps.