Margaret Yaukey was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1963. She spent her early childhood abroad in South America and Asia, and her high school years in Washington DC. She received her BA in Philosophy from Grinnell College in 1984, and her MFA in Metals/Jewelry/CADCAM/RP from Tyler School of Art in 1996. Ms. Yaukey spent 17 years at Appalachian State University in NC serving as the Assistant Chair of the Art Department and Coordinator for the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Program. Currently Ms.Yaukey serves as the Coordinator for the Visual Arts Department at Hagerstown Community College.