CONNECTICUT, USA: Interview with Kristyn Zalota

CONNECTICUT, USA: Interview with Kristyn Zalota

Kristyn ZalotaWhere in the world do you live? And, are you from there?

I live in New Haven, CT.  I am originally from CT but have lived in several countries, including Russia, England and Thailand.

What language(s) do you speak? 

English, Russian, enough Thai and Spanish to chat and order food

When did you first become a mother?

My son Nikolai was born in Oxford, UK in 2005.

Are you a stay-at-home mom or do you work outside the home?

I am stay-at-home mom, who runs a non-profit when the kids are at school.

Why do you blog/write?

I wrote my first blog,, to share my experiences living in Thailand with my then 1-year-old and 4-year-old.  I write my current blog,, to share information about my Clean Birth Kits project in Laos. (more…)

Kristyn Zalota

Kristyn brings her years of experience as an entrepreneur and serial volunteer to She holds a MA, has run small businesses in Russia and the US, and has volunteered in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Uganda on projects related to women’s empowerment. After having children, Kristyn became an advocate for mothers in the US, as a doula and Lamaze educator, and abroad, as the Founder of She is honored to provide nurses in Laos with the supplies, funding and training they need to lower maternal and infant mortality rates in their villages.

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