Dr. Margarita Saenz is a practicing clinical geneticist who specializes in pediatric neurogenetics. She sees patients with intractable epilepsy, brain malformations, Rett syndrome and neurodegenerative conditions to name a few. She found being a genetic physician a perfect career choice for her because it allowed her to consolidate her love of academics, children, and helping those with special needs. Her personal experience having a sister with a genetic condition has helped her understand how genetic conditions impact every aspect of an individuals and their family’s life. She is dedicated to the education, recruitment, and retention of underrepresented backgrounds in medicine.