20 Questions With Margarita Cambest

Aug. 10, 2018

Live Baltimore Staff

It’s time to introduce a new Live Baltimore team member. Get to know our newest staff member today with a good, old-fashioned round of 20 Questions! This installment features Communications Coordinator Margarita Cambest.

How long have you lived in Baltimore/what brought you here?

A little over two years. My husband is stationed nearby and we’re city people. Baltimore was really affordable and we have family here so it was a no-brainer!

Which neighborhood do you currently live in?


Are you a homeowner or a renter?

Homeowner on the very best block in the city.

If you had to live in a different Baltimore neighborhood which would you choose (pretend money is no object)?

Fells Point

Best things to do in Baltimore on a Saturday night…go!

Explore a festival or event or try out a new (to-me or new in general) local restaurant. I still haven’t run out of great, delicious options.

What is still on your Baltimore to-do list?

Cylburn Arboretum

Who is your favorite Baltimore mascot? Mr. Boh, the Oriole Bird or Poe the Raven or someone else?

I’m not a sports person (I know) so I’m going to have to go with Mr. Boh or Professor Trash Wheel.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone moving to Baltimore from out of town?

Get involved! Once you find your community here the invitations to things to do and places to see start coming and never stop.

What do you love most about the city?

The things to do and places to see! I also love how close we are to other places in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast. After being stationed in the middle of nowhere for the past 4-5 years it’s nice to be able to take so many daytrips.

What is your preferred mode of transportation?

My car is not preferred but practical from where I live. Other than that, my own two feet.

What is your favorite feature of the city?

Being right on the water

Besides Live Baltimore, what other local nonprofits do you support?

Junior League of Baltimore, Pratt Contemporaries, WYPR

What’s your favorite outdoor city activity?

Running in Patterson Park

What is your superpower?

A great turn of phrase. I’m also pretty great at The Google.

Which Baltimore celebrity (past or present) would you most like to have dinner with?

David Simon

What is your favorite locally made product?

Aveley Farms coffee, Jessica DeSantis or Art by Barton art

What is one thing you want the world to know about Baltimore?

There’s so much more here than the Inner Harbor. Explore our neighborhoods!

What is one thing you’d still like to learn about Baltimore?

The in’s and out’s of all 278 neighborhoods.

What three words best describe your work personality?

Talkative, friendly, do-er.

What excites you most about joining the Live Baltimore team?

The chance to tell great Baltimore stories.

We’ve had fun introducing you to our new colleague! Look for more installments of this series in the future as our team continues to grow. You can read more about Canton on our Neighborhoods page.