An Independent School • Grades 5-12



Welcome Lakeside and
St. Nicholas alumni!

Learn how to stay connected to your classmates, teachers,
the school, and the larger Lakeside community.

Alumni Lives

Kathy Akers Risse '89


Michael Chiu '82

Chapter2Chapter founder

Emily Pease '75

Lactation consultant

Dan Benedetti '01

Pediatric Oncologist

Asha Vassar Youmans '89 P'16

Elementary school teacher

Emily Cherkins '96

Screen time consultant

Kaveh Waddell '09

Pulling back the curtain in an era of uncertainty

Simone Alicea '11

Comfortable with disruption and change

Rami Grunbaum '74

Navigating the newspaper industry transition to the digital age

MacKenzie Ruoff '09

Food science and technology in Denmark

Davin Bremner '76

Peacebuilding and conflict resolution

Kia Davis '95

Business leader and volunteer

Kramer Gillin '02

Agricultural development in Tajikistan

Avalon Igawa '13

Supporting students in South Africa

Sophia Wood '13

Communications and conservation

Emile Pitre '96

Patience and assimilation in Germany

Jordan Swanson '98

Surgery for the People

Chen-Sen 'Samson' Wu '92

Leveraging language and cultural skills in Singapore

RSVP to alumni events 

Recent Grad Reunion for Classes of 2016-2019
Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.

Alumni Basketball Tournament
Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m.

T.J. Vassar '68 Alumni Diversity Celebration 2020
Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m.


Reunion 2019

Lakeside magazine


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Calling all alumni

We'd love to hear your news!

Got news? An achievement or adventure or chance meeting worth sharing? Send emails to us at Our spring issue deadline is Feb. 10, 2020. Photos, too. (If you send in your baby announcement and photo, we’ll outfit your little one with a Lakeside bib.) To print well, photos must be high resolution, ideally sent in digital files 1MB or larger. Thanks for sharing!

Class Notes

To submit a class note, email


Kelly Poort, assistant director of development, alumni relations

For transcript requests, contact the registrar.

To update your contact information with the alumni office, submit changes via the alumni app or email