Office of Communications
Kristine Yahna Todaro
Kristine Todaro, an '84 Muhlenberg alumna, is on campus to help find the College’s most compelling stories and share them far and wide through her role as the director of news & media relations.
In past professional lives, Kristine has handled national and regional media relations, integrated marketing, digital communications and community relations in both higher education (Lafayette College, Reed College and Moravian College) and corporate (Rodale Press) environments.
Most recently, Kristine reinvented the media relations program at Lafayette College, developing a proactive, targeted approach that included the use of social media. That program strengthened strategic messages, promoted student achievements and innovative college programs and helped faculty and staff experts gain visibility in their fields.
An English major (who can still quote passages from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales) and communications minor, Kristine lives in Allentown with her partner, Mike Pennella, their blended family of four kids (high school and college students and a recently launched sustainability crusader), the world’s sweetest beagle/lab mix and a ferocious rabbit (see: killer bunny in Monte Python and The Holy Grail).