Kathrin Day Lassila

I’ve been editor-in-chief of the Yale Alumni Magazine (circ. 148,000) since 2003. We’ve published new work by David Leonhardt, Anne Applebaum, Tom Wolfe, Emily Bazelon, and a few Pulitzer winners—along with many great writers whose names aren’t as well known (yet). Numerous articles we’ve run have won awards, and some have been covered in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Previously, I was editor-in-chief of the environmental quarterly OnEarth (circ. 130,000) at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where I published a cover story by Ian Frazier. I’ve written for the Hartford Courant, Ms. magazine, the Connecticut Hearst papers, and the New York Daily News, and won first prize for column writing in the 2021 Folio: national competition of association & nonprofit magazines. My two sons grew up in Hamden—and at NMS, where they took lessons in flute, violin, piano, and music theory. I play the violin, and I’m certain NMS ensembles and lessons have added years to my life. BA in English at Yale, magna cum laude; BA in History at Oxford, Rhodes Scholarship; MA in History at Columbia.