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Office of Admission

Office location: Eliot Hall
Office hours: See our Visit & Events schedule
Telephone: 503-777-7511 (local) | 800-547-4750 (toll-free)
Fax: 503-777-7553

Mailing address:
Reed College Office of Admission
3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97202

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. Read Milyon's bio.

Admission Counselors

Caitlin Berrol ’23

Admission Fellow

Caitlin grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, before coming to Reed in 2019 to study English and creative writing. During her time at Reed, she served as an English Departmental Assistant as well as a Housing Adviser for first-year residence hall communities. Caitlin wrote a collection of short fiction for her senior thesis centered on how the constant formation and revision of identity influences interpersonal relationships. She started her current role at Reed shortly after graduating in 2023. Outside of the office, Caitlin can be found reading in local coffee shops, obsessing over reality television, and cuddling with her cat, Phoebe.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: New York, Illinois, Ohio

Leah Chen

Assistant Dean of Admission

Born in the vibrant city of Portland, Leah spent her most formative years in the coastal town of Astoria, Oregon. She holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Oregon and a graduate degree in history from the University of Chicago. In addition to her studies, Leah worked as a resource sharing assistant at UO’s Knight Library and delved into deeper historical inquiries as a research assistant in Chicago. After graduation, Leah moved back to Oregon and volunteered her time at the local historical museum in her hometown. During the summer of 2023, Leah returned to Portland and began her current role at Reed. Outside of work, Leah spends her free time watching detective shows from the late 2000s, reading historical novels, and meditating outdoors whenever the weather permits.

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

Dev Devvrat

Associate Dean of Admission

Born in Chicago, Dev left the deep dish pizza of the Windy City during middle school. Upon arriving in Portland, Oregon, he immediately fell in love with the city’s eclectic vibes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Portland State University and embarked on a career in human resources before jumping into the world of college admission. Prior to Reed, Dev worked as an Admission Counselor for Pennsylvania College of Technology and also served as the adviser to the college’s LGBTQ+ student organization. When he’s not working, you can find Dev watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, spending time with friends, hanging out at Cannon Beach, or listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: International students (Asia, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia/Oceania), U.S. territories

Alex Harris ’22

Assistant Dean of Admission

Alex journeyed from Washington, D.C., to Reed and studied political theory. He served as a teaching consultant, political philosophy research assistant, and teaching fellow during his time at Reed. After graduation, Alex joined the Office of Admission and is excited to aid in cultivating an intellectually rigorous collective. Outside of the office, Alex loves to write and is completing a manuscript on African-American marronage to the Great Dismal Swamp.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.

Lindsey Hoyt

Director of Admission

Lindsey grew up primarily in Austin, Texas, before attending Tulane University. She began her career in marketing and communications at a retail and consumer goods consulting firm in San Francisco and a law firm in New Orleans before entering the world of college admission. Before joining Reed College, she worked in undergraduate admission at Tulane University and Brandeis University. She is especially passionate about working with her team at Reed to build a class full of young scholars who are curious, kind, and excited to thoughtfully engage with their campus community. Outside of work, Lindsey is an avid reader and enjoys all things food-related: reading about food and foodways, cooking, exploring new restaurants and cuisines, and even growing her own food.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Massachusetts

Duncan King ’20

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission

Duncan came to Reed from Berkeley, California, to study studio art. In addition to his classes, he also edited the Reed College Creative Review, managed the student darkroom, and was a DJ at Reed’s radio station. He received a grant to work with a local bookbinder for his thesis, which examined photography books and art about families. But it wasn’t all art––Duncan also learned to cross-country ski and was Reed’s first German minor. Nowadays, he can be found watching Formula 1 races with his friends, drinking various teas, and seeking out new species of ducks at Portland’s many ponds.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: California (East Bay, San Francisco, North Bay), Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota

Madeline Reese ’15

Assistant Dean of Admission

Originally from a small town in Oregon, Madeline came to Reed after homeschooling for high school. As a French literature major, they received grant funding from Reed to travel to Tahiti and do thesis research on a local group working to reclaim indigenous identities through oral and written literature. They were also a founding member of Reed’s women’s basketball team, moderated a queer discussion group, and directed Reed’s satirical HumPlay. After graduating, Madeline spent most of their time in Paris, France, where they relished their role as an elementary school teaching assistant and furthered their fascination with politics through a master’s in political sociology. Madeline is passionate about community organizing and improving access to rigorous educational opportunities and is excited to help bring more Pacific Northwesterners to Reed. When they’re not working, you can find them in a body of water, at a stand-up comedy show, playing guitar, or grilling (yes, even in the rain).

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Oregon (excluding Portland), Washington (excluding Seattle)

Marissa Seiler

Assistant Dean of Admission

Marissa grew up in Oakland, California, and has lived in Portland for the last 14 years. She is assistant faculty at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she teaches a leadership, equity, and ethics course for the Collaborative Design graduate program. She has a master’s in facilitation and conflict resolution from the Process Work Institute and has worked with public and private sector organizations as a consultant and facilitator for the last seven years. Marissa spends her free time drinking hot ginger tea, seeking treasures in Portland’s thrift stores, and performing music under the moniker Good Woman.

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

Grant Sewell

Associate Dean of Admission

Grant grew up in Portland, graduating from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and business. As an undergraduate, he served as a Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader, helping other students successfully acclimate to collegiate life. After working in the business field for a time, Grant completed a master’s in education from Portland State and lived abroad for a year in China teaching English in public schools. After returning to the US, he worked in higher education at Concordia University before joining the Reed community. In his free time, Grant enjoys woodworking, hiking, and traveling. His goal is to set foot on all seven continents, and he’s more than halfway there.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: California (Orange County, Long Beach, South Bay, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, San Diego County), early high-school graduates, US military bases, transfer applicants

Riley Stewart

Admission Fellow

Riley grew up in Sherwood, Oregon, before earning her undergraduate degree in English literature from Pacific University. While at Pacific, she was a peer writing tutor and mentor to the First-Year Seminar Program. This work led her to pursue a master’s in literature at the University of Alabama, where she focused on early modern drama and theatre history. In addition to her duties as a student, Riley worked as an instructor for UA’s first-year writing program and as a research assistant for a performance-based research collaborative. Throughout her time at both Pacific and UA, she developed a passion for higher education and working with students. When not working, Riley enjoys reading, fostering her Peloton addiction, and testing new baking recipes on her family.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, Kansas, Missouri

Julian Thielman

Assistant Dean of Admission

Julian grew up in Portland, Oregon, before moving to Berlin, Germany, in 2018. He studied at Bard College Berlin, where he received a degree in economics, politics, and social thought. He held a variety of roles at his former institution, including serving as a Writing Tutor, Orientation Leader, and Assistant for the Language and Thinking Program. Following his graduation, Julian returned to Portland and is thrilled to join the Reed Office of Admission, where he looks forward to working with the team to build a class of self-motivated and curious students who will both challenge one another and work together to build a vibrant campus community. In his free time, Julian enjoys playing music, writing short fiction, and discovering parts of his hometown that he has never explored before.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon (Portland), Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington (Seattle)

Sarvesh Upadhyay

Admission Fellow

Sarvesh grew up in Tigard, Oregon, before earning an undergraduate degree in public relations and humanities from the University of Oregon. It was at UO that Sarvesh got involved in many different student groups and discovered his desire to advocate for students and help them create spaces where they can thrive. When he is not working, you can find Sarvesh trying new recipes, dancing, reading, exploring new shows, or at a cafe with coffee and a pastry at his side.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: International students (Asia, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia/Oceania), U.S. territories

Tessa Verbal ’19

Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Tessa graduated from Reed College in 2019 with a degree in political science. During her time at Reed, she worked as a program manager for SEEDS (Students for Equity, Education, and Direct Service), served as a House Adviser, and interned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer. After graduating, she spent the next two years teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. In December of 2021, Tessa returned to Portland and started in her current role at Reed—a role focused on providing additional support to prospective students and their families as they navigate the college application process. In her spare time, Tessa enjoys dancing with The Aero Space and frequent visits to Olive Garden for the unlimited breadsticks.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Admission Staff

  • Zoë Ballering
    Interim Associate Dean of Admission Communications and Special Projects
  • Madi Barrett
    Senior Assistant Dean of Admission Communications and Vendor Partnerships
  • Kat Buckspan
    Associate Dean to the Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
  • Rachel Cosca
    Assistant Dean of Admission Visits
  • Cheryll Fernandez
    Systems Specialist
  • Tracy Haack
    Systems Specialist
  • Scott Hoback
    Senior Associate Dean of Admission Operations
  • Oge Ibeabuchi
    Associate Dean of Admission Operations and Data and Systems Analyst
  • Tye Thede
    Senior Assistant Dean of Admission Events