Trump’s election in 2016 made Margie Kotzalas realize that she wanted to be more focused on fighting for equality and justice, and that’s when she joined NOW. Her career work has been as a nuclear engineer with the federal government. However, she’s always been an activist, mentoring young female engineers as they began their careers in engineering, and has expanded her work to advocating for basic education all women and girls throughout the world.
Margie has reactivated the Southern Prince George’s Chapter of NOW in Maryland and is serving as its president, and now serves as the state’s Action Vice President. She is also secretary of the Maryland Business and Professional Women’s organization, president of Les Étoiles in Haiti, Inc., and principal advisor for young women and girls to the Children of God’s Mission in Sierra Leone.
Margie grew up in Pittsburgh, and has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned an M.S. in chemical engineering from West Virginia University. She is presently working toward an M.S. in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.