Alane Salierno Mason

Vice President & Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company

Class of 1986

“Don’t feel put down when people ask, ‘what are you going to do with an English degree?’ Every enterprise needs people who can use words effectively, and our whole society needs more people who can see things from many points of view, who can inhabit someone else’s world in ways that only literature – especially foreign literature – enables us to do.”