For Prospective Students

Milyon Trulove

Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Milyon has held a variety of roles in higher education, including as director and dean; his enrollment experience includes his alma mater, St. Olaf, the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Hamline University, also in St. Paul. Milyon received an MA in leadership of student affairs from the University of St. Thomas. Learn more about Milyon.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Minnesota

Admission Counselors

Falone Serna

Director of Admission

Falone Serna

Falone was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and at the age of 10 moved to Southern California. He earned a BA in broadcast communication from the University of La Verne and an MA in communications from California State University, Fullerton. He has been at Reed since 2013. Falone serves as a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Admission Practices Committee, which oversees a set of guidelines followed by colleges and universities to ensure the ethical treatment of students during the recruitment and application processes. When he’s not working, Falone enjoys playing bass guitar, weight training, and exploring Portland's amazing restaurant scene.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Hawaii, Illinois, & Southern California (Central Coast, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Pasadena Area)

Sita Goetschius '15

Admission Counselor


Sita was born and raised in Petaluma, California and moved to Portland to attend Reed College in 2011. While at Reed, she served as an intern at the Multicultural Resource Center, a flute player in the Reed Orchestra, an Orientation Coordinator, and an intern at the Reed Admission office. She majored in Political Science and wrote her thesis on Asian-American voting and political identity during the 2008 Presidential election. Sita is thrilled to continue to work at her alma mater and share the impact of a Reed education. In her free time, she explores Portland's restaurant scene, Powell's books, and Bollywood movies. 

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Northern California (Peninsula, South Bay, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, Central Valley, Sacramento, Far North), Oregon (Portland Suburbs) 

Virginia Groves-Katz

Senior Assistant Dean


A native Oregonian, Virginia joined the Reed Admission team in 2015 and has worked in higher education since 2004. While at Pepperdine University, she received her BA in International Studies and Political Science (ultimately earning her MA in Social Entrepreneurship) before beginning her career at her alma mater as Assistant Director of International Student Services. On behalf of the university she met and counseled international students and their families on the value of US higher education and liberal arts until 2012. The Director of International Admission position at Concordia University in Portland brought her back to her beautiful (and much missed) home state. Virginia is a member of organizations that span the alphabet including OACAC, NAFSA, NACAC and currently sits as chair on the Latin America Committee for the Council of International Schools. 

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon (Portland), Rhode Island, & Vermont / International Students

Paapa hMensa '15

Admission Fellow


Paapa was born and raised in Ghana, Africa, and moved to the United States as a Reed College freshman. At Reed, he played piano in the Reed jazz ensemble, worked as a house advisor among several other campus jobs, and interned with the Admission Office, all while earning a BA in Economics. When not in the office, Paapa is an avid reader, mango-fanatic, singer-songwriter and producer with two digital albums in his catalog, and a committed member of the Adsideo Church in Sellwood, OR.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon (South, Central, and East Oregon), & Wisconsin

Wayne Kim

Assistant Dean

Wayne Kim

Wayne spent his first 18 years in Los Angeles, California. For college, he traveled across the country to Waterville, Maine, to attend Colby College, where he studied sociology and dabbled in philosophy and education courses. He served as the Student Government Association Co-President, a Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip Leader, and a Campus Conversation on Race Facilitator. Immediately after graduating, he walked across Spain on the El Camino de Santiago and backpacked through France, Portugal, and Morocco. Personal interests include hiking, reading autobiographies, rooting for Liverpool FC, eating quinoa, and exploring SoundCloud.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Texas  

Crockett Marr ’06

Senior Assistant Dean

Crockett Marr '06

Crockett is from New Haven, Connecticut. At the age of 14, in exchange for studying Latin, he was gifted a plane ticket to Portland, Oregon, and entrance to an Outward Bound course in Oregon's Central Cascade Range. Thus began his lifelong love of classical languages and mountains. He majored in classics at Reed, writing his thesis on Plato's ideas about Egypt, and has worked in Reed's admission office since 2008. He is also a student in Reed's MALS program, working on ancient theories of education. Personal interests include hiking and backpacking, every type of skiing, and music.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington DC & West Virginia 

John Perkins

Assistant Dean

John Perkins

John grew in up Edina, Minnesota, and earned his BA in anthropology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. While at Colby, John served as the director of the Colby Volunteer Center, led outdoor trips for the Colby Outing Club, and studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya. After graduating in 2011, John spent two years in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado before traveling north by northwest to Portland and Reed, where he works with the multicultural outreach team. John enjoys backcountry skiing, surfing on the Oregon coast, photography, and any travel adventure that appears questionable. One day, he hopes to build a cabin on the shores of an alpine lake.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: California (Orange County, Long Beach, South Bay, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, San Diego County), Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, & Utah

Kati Sweaney ’06

Assistant Dean

Kati Sweaney '06

Born and raised in California wine country, Kati is a Reed graduate who still keeps her golden thesis laurels on victorious display. After majoring in literature-theatre at Reed, she attended Northwestern University, where she completed an MA in theatre, taught many undergraduate courses, served as a dorm mentor, and worked as a dramaturg in a variety of Chicago theatres. Kati is overjoyed to be in the Pacific Northwest serving her beloved alma mater. Like many of her fellow Reedies, Kati is a compulsive knowledge-seeker; topics upon which she will expound include the history of medicine and anatomical illustration, interactive theatre, Portland's unparalleled karaoke scene, her two cats, and what a "dramaturg" is.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Alaska, Arizona, Northern California (East Bay, San Francisco, North Bay), Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, & Wyoming

Huy Trinh

Assistant Dean

Huy Trinh

Huy was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, but grew up in Malden, Massachusetts. He attended Boston College, graduating with a BA in history and philosophy. In college, he was a recipient of the Gates Millenium Scholarship, and later served as a Student Ambassador for this program. After college, Huy served as a member of City Year Boston—part of AmeriCorps—working with elementary school students at a charter school in Boston. He later received an MA in international relations from the American University in Washington, DC. Although Huy doesn’t have a poetic bone in his body, he loves to read stirring prose and majestic verse—especially epic poetry, Shakespeare’s plays, British oratory, and Edward Gibbon’s history.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Ohio, Pennsylvania, & Washington / Transfer Students

Admission Staff

Katie Chase
Systems Specialist
Jenny Gadda
Campus Visit Program Coordinator
Tracy Haack
Systems Specialist
Kathy Hoblitt
Administrative Coordinator for Admission Processing
Josh Shalek
Systems Specialist
Seamus Thompson
Lead Systems Specialist
Jo Van Volkinburg
Manager of Admission Data Processing
Toni VonRuden
Campus Visit and Events Coordinator
Melinda Williams '06
Associate Dean of Admission Information Systems