Admission

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.

Admission Counselors

 

Lilia Cohen

Assistant Dean of Admission

Lilia Cohen

Born and raised in Seattle, Lilia moved to Walla Walla in 2014 to begin her studies at Whitman College. While at Whitman, Lilia developed a fascination with college admissions and higher education, working as an intern in the Admission Office and writing her Politics thesis on admission practices. After graduation in May 2018, Lilia hopped on her bicycle and rode across the U.S.A raising money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She moved to Portland in October and is thrilled to be a part of the vibrant Reed community. Lilia loves to sing anything and everything, cook for her loved ones, and she aspires to go for a walk in every single one of Portland’s 279 parks.

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

Dev Devvrat

Assistant Dean of Admission

Dev Devvrat

Born in Chicago, Dev left the deep dish pizza of the Windy City while in middle school. Upon arriving in Portland, Oregon, he immediately fell in love with the city’s eclectic vibes. He earned his Bachelor of Science 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 Admissions Counselor for Pennsylvania College of Technology and also served as the advisor 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/Oceana, and U.S. territories).

Sarah Erickson ’19

Assistant Dean of Admission

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Sarah grew up in Topeka, Kansas but craved the bustle of a bigger city, so she moved to Portland in 2015 to study Environmental Studies and Political Science at Reed. Throughout her time as a Reedie, Sarah was deeply engaged in her new community. In her free time, she would volunteer with elementary afterschool programs, engage in local environmental and political movements, and help facilitate the Queer Student Union (QSU) at Reed. You could also find Sarah trying her hand at Dungeons & Dragons, exploring Portland’s many, many coffee shops, or just playing with her two cats. Sarah joined the Office of Admission as a student intern where she developed a deeper interest in college admission and higher education. She is excited to represent (most of) the Midwest and is always happy to talk about the transition from middle America to Portland!

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Wisconsin 

Grace Fisher

Associate Dean of Admission

Grace Fisher

Grace grew up in Portland - okay, in nearby Lake Oswego - and attended the University of Chicago (AB ’12), where she studied political science and Slavic languages and literatures (Russian). Her liberal arts education led to opportunities in foreign policy, technology, and finance, but she's never been happier than in higher ed. After two years working at a college in Olympia, WA, she's returned home to Portland and to Reed. Grace is a passionate follower of E-sports tournaments, reader of science fiction, and watcher of women's soccer.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Hawaii, Minnesota

Varik Harris ’19

Assistant Dean of Admission

Varik Harris

Varik moved to Portland in 2015, trading the famous Hot Chicken of his hometown of Nashville, Tennesse for Portland’s iconic doughnuts. In addition to studying biochemistry at Reed, he co-hosted the college’s longest running radio show, Cartoons and Cereal. He also flew to the Stanford synchrotron particle accelerator to complete his thesis using chemistry department funds. In his spare time, Varik is usually eating his way across town (he’s on the hunt for the best BBQ in Portland), baking for friends, or balancing all the science in his brain with photography.

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

Tim Howe 

Assistant Dean of Admission

Tim Howe

Tim grew up east of the Cascade Mountains in the (once) sleepy town of Bend, Oregon. Tim started his academic career at Lewis & Clark College where he studied Rhetoric & Media. While there, he grew his interest in educational equity, and after graduating in 2012, decided to teach elementary school in rural North Carolina as a corps member with Teach For America. Tim spent the next several years working in education in the Southeast and the Northwest. He was a Nonprofit Site Coordinator, After School Program Manager, and Montessori P.E. Teacher before joining the counseling team at Reed. In Tim’s downtime, you can find him working on his graphic novel, singing “Smooth” by Santana at karaoke, or philosophising the construction of the perfect sandwich.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: California (Peninsula, South Bay, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, Central Valley, Sacramento, Far North), Oregon (excluding the city of Portland and Portland suburbs), Virginia 

Duncan King ’20

Admission Fellow 

Duncan King

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 roommate, drinking various teas, or attempting to find and judge Portland’s best view of the nearby mountains.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: California (East Bay, San Francisco, North Bay), Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia

Miranda Leong-Hussey ’20

Admission Fellow 

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Originally from New York, Miranda came to Reed in 2017 to study political science. She enjoyed dancing, camping, hiking, and working multiple on-campus jobs during her time in college. Miranda wrote her senior thesis on early education policy and universal preschool, and looked into the process through which states adopt and change preschool policy. She has a deep interest in educational equity, and is excited to work in higher education to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which education can be used to empower communities. Post graduation, she has enjoyed cooking with housemates, going on beautiful hikes in the PNW, and reading novels. 

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon (Portland), Rhode Island, Vermont

Nell Scherfling ’20

Admission Fellow 

Originally from Massachusetts, Nell moved out to the Pacific Northwest in 2016 to attend Reed College. Their interest in educational practices drew them to the psychology department, and before long they were thesising on the impact of mindset on Reed's narrative approach to academic feedback. While attending Reed, they also worked as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, as a Restorative Justice Coalition Member, and founded the Pride Center. They are excited to continue their dedication to the Reed Community as a member of the Admission Office. Nell dedicates their spare time to baking the perfect focaccia bread, swimming in Portland's rivers, and finding new excuses to visit the hardware store.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Washington, Wyoming

Grant Sewell

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission  

Grant grew up in Portland, graduating from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Arts 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 Masters of Education degree also 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 - with the goal of stepping foot in all seven continents, he's more than half of the way 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, transfer applicants

Huy Trinh

Associate Dean of Admission Operations

Huy was born in Vietnam but grew up in Boston and attended Boston College. He studied history and philosophy and developed a deep interest in Greco-Roman ethics. After graduation, Huy worked at City Year Boston, serving as a teaching assistant before moving to Washington D.C. for graduate school. Despite receiving a Master's degree in international relations, Huy remains hopeless with maps and a sense of direction. He moved to Portland and enjoys the food and craft culture. In his free time, Huy wantonly pursues hobbies like Spanish, salsa dancing, and Shakespeare.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Oregon (Portland Suburbs)

 

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