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 News and Announcements

Lakeside Archives

    Alumni Lives

    Dan Benedetti '01

    Pediatric Oncologist

    Asha Vassar Youmans '89 P'16

    Elementary school teacher

    Emily Cherkins '96

    Screen time consultant

    Kathy Akers Risse '89


    Michael Chiu '82

    Chapter2Chapter founder

    Emily Pease '75

    Lactation consultant

    Davin Bremner '76

    Peacebuilding and conflict resolution

    Avalon Igawa '13

    Supporting students in South Africa

    Kramer Gillin '02

    Agricultural development in Tajikistan

    Sophia Wood '13

    Communications and conservation

    Emile Pitre '96

    Patience and assimilation in Germany

    Jordan Swanson '98

    Surgery for the People

    MacKenzie Ruoff '09

    Food science and technology in Denmark

    Kia Davis '95

    Business leader and volunteer

    Chen-Sen 'Samson' Wu '92

    Leveraging language and cultural skills in Singapore

    Simone Alicea '11

    Comfortable with disruption and change

    Kaveh Waddell '09

    Pulling back the curtain in an era of uncertainty

    Ken Bensinger '93

    Taking risks in investigative reporting

    Gabriella Schwarz '06

    An appetite for understanding the world

    Joel Stonington '98

    Original reporting

    Rami Grunbaum '74

    Navigating the newspaper industry transition to the digital age

    RSVP to alumni events 

    Bay Area Alumni Reception
    Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.
    Alumni Cooking Class
    Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
    Seattle Area Alumni Reception
    Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
    Classes Without Quizzes — Alumni Art Class
    Thursday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
    New York Area Alumni Reception
    Wednesday, April 22 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

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    Kelly Poort, assistant director of development, alumni relations

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