Margarita Capurro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires, and taught high school Mathematics. In 1990 she moved to the US with her husband, Carlos, and their three daughters. They first lived in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and later in Miami, Florida.
While in Miami the family attended University Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the care-giving ministry and worship response team, and completed the Stephen Ministries (lay) training. She worked at Carnival Cruise Lines in administration and payroll for fourteen years, and is bilingual in Spanish.
Carlos and Margarita relocated to Santa Rosa in mid-2011 to be closer to their daughters, who all reside in California.