Residence Life

Division of Student Services

Residence Life Office Staff

Amy Schuckman, Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life 
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Hi! My name is Amy and I am the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life. I oversee the department and supervise all the professional staff. I grew up in upstate New York (way upstate near the Canadian border) and went to school at St. Lawrence University where I graduated with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Delaware and served a year in AmeriCorps working with mentoring programs in public schools. I then earned my Masters in College Counseling from the University of Delaware. I moved to Oregon to work at Reed and I am a west-coast convert. I started at Reed as a Resident Director and held several different positions in the department before starting my current role in February of 2012. In my spare time I like to try new Portland restaurants, attempt to make my own sushi, explore Portland outdoors with my family, binge watch tv series on Netflix, and drink good coffee.

Clea Taylor, Director of Housing


Hi there! I'm Clea Taylor and I'm the Director of Housing here at Reed. I manage the housing operations and facilities aspects of our department. I graduated from Bennington College, a tiny liberal arts college in Vermont, where I studied Education, Psychology, and Theater. I lived in New York City for several years and then decided to move across the country to make Portland my home. After spending some time working in the Art Department at PSU I decided I needed to get back to a smaller, private college environment and Reed was the perfect fit! I'm thrilled to be working with such amazing students and staff in a city that I love so much.  Some things I enjoy: exploring the outdoors with my dog Cooper, discovering tasty places to eat, browsing bookstores to find something new to read, visiting farmers markets, and cooking with my husband. Feel free to stop by if you ever have any questions about housing at Reed - or just need a good restaurant recommendation!

Resident Directors

Working to assist the House Advisors in everything they do are 5 Resident Directors (RDs). RDs are full-time professional staff members who work and live on campus. RD's provide support for the house advisors, are advocates for students concerns, and help students experiencing difficulties at Reed. They provide emergency on-call coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week when school is in session.

Jessica Gibson, RD for Naito and Sullivan
Hi, there! I’m Jess, and I’m the lucky RD for the Naito-Sullivan community. I grew up in Michigan, but spent six formative years in Chile (si, hablo Español!). I loved my undergraduate studies in The Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. I then spent a year as a volunteer in Camden, New Jersey before getting my Master of Social Degree at Washington University in Saint Louis. By then I was ready to be out of the Midwest, so I packed my bags, hopped on a plane, and flew out to Portland—where I’ve been ever since! I worked as a counselor at an open adoption agency for a few years before returning to my love of higher education here at Reed. I’m thrilled to be a part of this unique, dynamic community! I love social dancing—from blues to swing to tango—and if I could do my life over again I think I’d become a dancer. I also love food—eating it, cooking it, sharing it. I sing in a small a capella choir and have a secret love for opera and musical theater. Feel free to stop by any time for a quick chat, a metaphysical discussion, or just to hang out with my quirky cat, Bailey!
Nicholas Martin
Hello there! My name is Nicholas Martin. I was born in Southwest Portland and have spent the past decade moving up and down the I-5 corridor. At long last, I have returned to Portland by way of Seattle, and I am proud to be a member of the Reed College community. While completing my undergraduate career at Pacific Lutheran University, I studied Conflict Resolution, Religion, and Philosophy. I later completed my Master's degree in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University. As far as my personal interests go, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and writing, drawing, practicing meditation, mastering the art of air guitar, discovering and listening to music, consuming the life-giving nectar that is coffee, and finally, food!
Britt Q Hoover, RD for the Grove, Apartments, and Houses

I'm Britt Q. Hoover and I am the RD for the lovely community of the Grove, Apartments, and Houses. This is my second year at Reed and I am thrilled to call it and Portland home. I am from up and down the I-5 corridor, having lived everywhere from Bellingham to Corvallis, where I completed my Ed.M in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University. A cursory introduction to my interests includes world travel, photography, cycling, rock and roll, thrifting and – saving the most sacred for last – brunch!

Julia Nicholson, RD for Foster, Scholz, MacNaughton

Hey peeps! My name is Julia and I'm so happy to be working as the RD for Foster, Scholz, and MacNaughton. I'm originally from the Bay Area in California, and I did my undergraduate work at University of the Pacific. After graduating, I moved to a little town called Oxford, Ohio to complete my M.S. in Student Affairs at Miami University. One of my academic and personal interests is gaming, and you can often find me playing online games in my spare time. Some of my other interests include anything fantasy/sci-fi, movies, the beach, and taking care of my German Shephard, Kaiya! Feel free to stop by and chat sometime, say hi to Kaiya and me around campus, or join me for a game!

Cameron Tanner, RD for ODB and Anna Mann
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Hey there! My name is Cameron and I am the RD for the grand Old Dorm Block and Anna Mann. I’ve called many places home, but am originally from Michigan and lived most recently in North Carolina. I did my undergraduate work in secondary education at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and taught US History in rural South Carolina for three years before enrolling at Wake Forest University for law school. I love soccer, finding unique culinary dishes, reading good poetry and trying to create some of my own.  I also, have a rescue dog named Scout (Jean Louise Finch). If you see us around, don’t hesitate to stop and give her some love and point me in the direction of your favorite restaurant or food cart.

Contact Res Life
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.


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