Community Wellness

Division of Student Services

Night Owls

A collaboration between Health & Counseling and Community Safety, this program offers students support in staying safe during weekend evenings and special social events.  These extra sets of trained, benevolent eyes roam the campus in the wee hours, offering support such as accompaniment to a residence hall, a snack or some water, friendly conversation, and if needed, a phone call for additional support.

no logoLook out for your Night Owls with their telltale backpack, radio, and water jug. They are a friendly bunch!

Student Staff

Sydney Lewis, Night Owl Coordinator

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Hi! I’m a junior prospective sociology major from San Diego area. I would describe myself as a musical theater lover, aspiring ABBA ambassador, and ice cream enthusiast. I also enjoy hiking, running, dancing, singing, and exploring Portland. Be sure to find me if you want to hear an elephant joke or to dress in animal costumes with a friend. I think that the best thing to do with a granola bar would be to teach it to tap dance because the world always needs more tap dancing granola bars.My name is Nicole Thompson! I am night owl coordinator this year! I am also a senior Poli Sci major, and one of the few brave souls in the ICPS program. My passions include pouring water into peoples' mouths and walking for long distances in the middle of the night. This is my third year with community wellness, so feel free to ask me any questions you might have! As a veteran night owl, I know the best thing to do with a granola bar is keep it for your finals week food stash.

Miriam Bern

photo of miriam bernHi guys! My name is Miriam and I'm currently a sophomore Biology major, hoping to become a Biology/Computer Science major. When I have free time I like to draw, paint, explore Portland, and bake challah for my fellow Reedies. My favorite part of being a night owl is getting to meet new people!


 Ava Kamb

ava-kambI'm a junior Religion major from the Bay Area. I like climbing mountains, reading books, and eating food all over Portland. My favorite thing is listening to people talk about what they love! I think granola bars should be used to accessorize every outift, because then you look stylish and are never hungry, which is the dream, really.



Sarah Gelvin

photo of Sarah GelvinHey, I'm Sarah.  I'm a Junior English Major who loves a good fantasy novel but who will read honestly anything (including the backs of shampoo bottles).  I also enjoy roaming around with my camera at odd hours to see what there is to shoot.  I don't particularly like granola bars, so there's no need to worry about me hiding them for any clandestine projects.  Instead, I'll happily give them all to you!

Henrik de Savy

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Slowly building a permanent residence in communion with animals, Henrik has been working long and hard to "earn his wings" and fully become a night owl. Some like to think of him as a hopeful Sociology/Psychology sophomore, or even as a wannabe A Capella flash mob leader, but he chooses to not let these things define him. When asked, he'll probably blush and briefly turn away before answering, "I love people and life with all my heart - I guess just think of me as family?" After answering, he might take out a granola bar, offer it to you, and if you aren't hungry, plenty of squirrels will be.

Guananí Gomez-Van Cortright

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I’m Guananí, a junior biology major and lover of hemoglobin in particular. I'm currently working on learning to do a handstand, surviving organic chemistry, and hiking through Oregon’s awesome landscapes as much as possible. My favorite thing about this school is how Reedies take care of each other. The best use for a granola bar is finding the alternate dimension where granola bars are magic wands, and becoming a wizard there.

Sierra Swann

photo of sierra swannHi buds! My name is Sierra Swann. I'm from San Diego but Portland is more chill and is my home. I'm known as the Night Owl that can hit every floor of ODB without repeating and only leaving the building once, or one of 2 owls that will completely derail a shift if it means looking at a slug. Let me give you snacks or teach you about the thing I am most knowledgeable about, One Direction conspiracy theories.

Johnathan Sheiman

photo of johnathan sheimanHi there! I’m Johnathan, a senior psychology and chemistry- oriented Reedie. I’m a born and raised Massachusettsian but I love how things are here out West. In my free time, I consume antioxidants via tea (my favorite type is green!) and I relish going into the canyon to stare at the plants and trees (and maybe eat some berries if they’re in season). As a night owl by nature, you’re likely to find me outside, at 2 a.m., enjoying the night and watching the stars before I get some shut- eye. Oh yeah, and my favorite thing to do with a granola bar is to break it up into sticks and balls to model my favorite chemicals!

Aliana Knoepfler

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I'm a senior Psychology major from Davis, CA. In my free time, I enjoy baking, reading, and hiking. I also really like thrift stores and vintage shopping around Portland. If you are looking for something to do with leftover Night Owl granola bars, I'd recommend using them to play an impromptu game of Jenga.

Den Ivanov

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Hey! I’m Den and I’m a Junior Biology major originally from SF, but a full-time Portlander now! I’m studying animal behavior, but my real loves are whales, and I’ll have a list of whale facts on me while I’m out owling, so please feel free to ask for one! When I’m not walking through your dorm on a Saturday night, or studying relentlessly in my own on a Sunday night, I like to: play guitar in my band; Doctor Boctor’s Medicine Band; help run Karma Patrol (alongside Makana Castillo-Martin and our Night Owl Coordinator, Sydney Lewis!); sing songs; play games; and drink good espresso. I think the best use for a granola bar would be to horde enough that you can fashion them into (literally) the sweetest canoe ever. I have no idea if this would work, but I want to see it done (by someone else).

Jacob Hayman

photo of jacob haymanHey folks! I'm a junior. I love to run, bike, and do other active things. When I'm home in Washington, DC I work at a landscaping company and a local leatherworks company. I would definitely stuff my face with a granola bar. Granola bars and trail mix happen to be a big part of my diet.


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Rachel Wagner
Community Wellness
Program Manager

Anneleissa Coen
Community Wellness
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