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.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Admission Counselors

Frankie Breedlove ’17

Assistant Dean of Admission Communications & Special Projects

Frankie Breedlove

Frankie grew up in Camarillo, California and moved to Portland in 2013 to study sociology at Reed. While a student, she served as a member and co-chair of the Honor Council, co-founded the Restorative Justice Coalition, and was an intern in the Financial Aid office. She is delighted to continue to be a part of the Reed community. You can usually find Frankie riding her bike, listening to podcasts, knitting, or debating passionately fan theories of TV shows such as Insecureand Jane the Virgin.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Texas.

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), and Washington D.C.

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: Hawaii, suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and Southern California (Orange County, Long Beach, South Bay, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, San Diego County).

Grace Fisher

Senior Assistant 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: Kansas, New Mexico, Northern California (East Bay, San Francisco, North Bay), Pennsylvania, and Transfer Students.

Kate Good

Assistant Dean of Admission

Kate Good

Born in central Virginia, Kate has lived in five states and abroad. She returned to Charlottesville to study Spanish at the University of Virginia. Her interest in Peninsular languages and cultures led her to teach in Córdoba and Barcelona and later to pursue graduate study at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. from UNC in 2018 after completing a dissertation that uncovered how an extraordinary Catalan writer craftily defended her participation in a male-dominated profession. She took her love of literature and college teaching to Grinnell College, where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor. Kate’s time at Grinnell ignited a passion for the liberal arts college environment, which she’s enthusiastic to share with prospective Reedies. On the weekends, you can find Kate exploring Portland’s very walkable neighborhoods, taking day trips to the coast, planning longer trips abroad, and (of course) reading Catalan novels.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, the city of Portland, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Georgia Gootee

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission

Georgia Gootee

Georgia grew up a stone's throw from Atlanta, but has happily traded the humid south for the drizzle of Portland. Before moving to Stumptown in 2013, Georgia attended the University of Georgia, with a major in psychology. After graduation she served in the Peace Corps, stationed in Cameroon as a Youth Development Coordinator. There she helped create the Youth Development program, focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention and Girl's Empowerment. Before coming to Reed, Georgia worked with youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems teaching life and vocational skills. When she's not working, Georgia has a passion for learning ukulele, finding the best karaoke bar in Portland, painting watercolors, and constantly watching Jeopardy in preparation for her weekly pub trivia.

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

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, TN 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, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Paapa hMensa ’15

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

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Paapa was born and raised in Ghana, and moved to the United States to study at Reed College. While at Reed, he played piano in the Reed jazz ensemble, worked as a house adviser among several other campus jobs, and interned with the Admission Office, all while earning a BA in Economics. After graduating, he attended Portland State University where he completed an MS in Finance and worked in international admissions. When not in the office, Paapa is an avid reader, mango-fanatic, Marvel comic philosopher, singer-songwriter and music producer with a quickly expanding music catalog.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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: Idaho, Oregon (excluding the city of Portland and Portland suburbs), and Northern California (Peninsula, South Bay, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, Central Valley, Sacramento, Far North).

Shalini Uppu

Director of Admission

Shalini Uppa

Shalini grew up in Miami, Florida and has made her way westward to call Portland home. After graduating from college, she wanted to support other students in their pursuit of higher education. Her career in admission spans several institutions, including Connecticut College, the University of Chicago, and most recently, Whitman College. Shalini is an amateur magician, an even more amateur tennis player, and will point out constellations at night to anyone who will listen.

Recruitment and application-reading territories: Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Admission Staff

Apply to Reed using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.