Astri von Arbin Ahlander and Yelizavetta Kofman


Astri von Arbin Ahlander is a writer and translator from Stockholm, Sweden. Her most recent book translation is the Swedish bestseller "Easy Money", published by Pantheon in April, 2012. She is the Editor of the interview site The Days of Yore (, which she co-founded. She also co-founded The Lattice Group, a non-profit research organization that aims to raise awareness about work-life balance issues among Generation Y.

Yelizavetta Kofman, Co-Founder of The Lattice Group and sometimes resident of Los Angeles, California via St. Petersburg, Russia, is an aspiring sociologist of sorts.

About The Lattice Group:

The Lattice Group is a grassroots non-profit organization that engages young people in a public dialogue about the issues that arise when trying to balance personal, family, and work obligations in a globalized economy. Founded in 2007 by two graduating Middlebury College students concerned with the inflexibility of of the American work culture they were about to enter, The Lattice Group conducts non-partisan, comparative research on work-life issues through the lens of young people. The Lattice Group also provides an online platform for Gen Y-Fi to articulate the issues within today's workforce and identify changes that employers and the government should implement.