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Margarita Kofalt

Project Coordinator, International Programs

Margarita came to the United States from Russia at the age of 10 and received her B.A. degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary. Having grown up in an environment that wasn’t always safe for children, Margarita is thrilled to be working with the international team to make a difference for children’s safety around the world. She is responsible for regular communication with network members, coordinating international projects and providing support to the international team.

Blogs by Margarita Kofalt

Safe Kids staff demonstrates an oversize model kitchen

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to experience the world as a toddler again? I, for one, have gotten so used to being an adult that I completely take for granted how enormous the world must seem to little kids.

Toddler behind gate to keep her away from poisoning dangers

When I was about five years old, my dad traveled to Germany on business and came back to our home in the Ukraine with some wonderful treats that I had never seen or tasted in my life. One of these treats was a carton of sweet, delicious pineapple juice. It was the most delightful thing I had ever tasted, and it didn’t take long to drink it all.

pedestrian safety

As we get closer to International Walk to School Day on October 9, I can’t help but think about how many more countries are desperately in need of pedestrian safety initiatives and education. One of those countries is my home in Simferopol, Ukraine.

safe kids brazil

One of the things that inspires me to find creative and fun ways to keep kids safe every day is knowing that there’s a whole world of people working together to do the exact same thing. Once you see these videos created by our fabulous partners in Brazil, you’ll know what I mean.