Tatyana Margolin is acting regional director for the Open Society Eurasia Program and oversees all aspects of the program, providing leadership on strategy, management, governance, and budget. In this capacity, Margolin works closely with the directors and board chairs of eight national foundations in Eurasia, and helps initiate and sustain cross-regional partnerships to advance Open Society’s mission in the region.
Prior to joining the Eurasia Program, Margolin was a joint program officer for the Open Society Public Health Program’s Law and Health Initiative and the Open Society International Harm Reduction Development program. She developed innovative approaches to integration of legal aid and harm reduction initiatives, and published and spoke widely on issues of access to justice for the most marginalized groups. An attorney by training, Margolin was previously a foreign law clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel and a staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization committed to fighting discrimination against women.
Margolin holds a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, an LLM in human rights law from the University of Nottingham School of Law in England, and a BA from George Washington University.