Kathryn Bratslavsky

Kathryn Bratslavsky

Kathryn Bratslavsky

Advancement Associate



B.A., University of Connecticut, English
B.A., University of Connecticut, Psychological Sciences

Kathryn Bratslavsky joined Walker’s Advancement Office in 2020. She is also known at Walker’s for her role as yogini, a role which facilitated her appreciation toward the Walker’s community. Kathryn earned a B.A. in English from UConn Storrs where she was a New England scholar, graduating cum laude. She earned a second B.A. from UConn Storrs in Psychological Sciences. Most recently, Kathryn served as executive assistant, office manager, project manager and analyst at the Leadership Research Institute in Middletown, CT.

In addition to her yoga instruction, Kathryn is also involved locally in CT Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy where she serves as program director for communications. She has traveled extensively and worked two years as a preschool teacher and program coordinator in Moscow. Kathryn speaks fluent Russian.

What was it about The Ethel Walker School that made you want to work here?

During my youth, I competed as an elite rhythmic gymnast. Since rhythmic gymnastics is a women-only Olympic sport, I came to understand the benefits of being a part of a supportive network of women. When I learned about The Ethel Walker School, I knew I had come across another encouraging and empowering community, one that supports students’ highest potential and helps them discover their passion, strengths and purpose.

What advice would you give to a graduating Walker’s senior?

The Ethel Walker School has given you the chance to seek out what interests you, to create meaningful relationships, and to make positive impacts in the community. You are capable of continuing to do all of that in your next exciting chapter. If you are ever in doubt, think back to the “Golden Hours” and remember you will always be an invaluable member of a truly special community.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

In my spare time I like to practice yoga, plan international trips, watch foreign films, go to art exhibits and museums, cook, and take slow, leisurely walks with my Westie. Currently I’m trying something new and learning how to play disc golf and the piano!

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

It is immensely rewarding to get to know students and alumnae. It is a normal occurrence for me to reflect after having a conversation with a student or alumna and to realize I learned something new. Not only are my conversations enlightening, they are inspiring; the spirit of a Walker is singular!

What other roles do you hold on campus?

Yoga co-curricular instructor