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The Residence Life team is composed of professional staff and student house advisors. The best way to contact us is via email or phone, and we will do our best to return your message within 48 hours.

Professional Staff

Vanessa Guerrero

Director of Residence Life

Leo Cruz

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Kristina Townsend

Operations Coordinator

Phone: 503-517-7536

Destinee Nelons

Area Coordinator for Trillium

Destinee is the name, and eating good food is the game. My pronouns are she/her, and I live with my fat black cat named Poppy that I treat like a human child. I was born in Oregon but was raised in Washington, and I definitely like Portland better than Seattle.

One of the things that fascinates me the most is getting to know people and the nuances that make them who they are. I researched Anthropology in grad school and hope to get my PhD in it someday too. I’ve lived abroad and really enjoy hearing about different worldly perspectives and ideas.

In my pastime, I make art, read, watch international films and tv, try new food places, and get lost in the city. Even though I’ve only been at Reed for a relatively short time, I have so much admiration for this place. Let’s connect and grab coffee or go for a walk while we talk about how we can help you thrive in your time at Reed.

Pablo Brito at the top of a long stairway hike

Pablo Brito

Area Coordinator for Anna Mann, ODB, and FSM

Hello! My name is Pablo Brito (He/Him/El) I am coming to Reed from Oregon State University, where I was working as an academic advisor with the School of Psychology. I was born in Oregon and have spent the majority of my life around the Willamette valley (think an hour south of Portland) in a super small town called Mt. Angel and in a city called Salem (our state's capital). My parents are from Mexico, specifically from the state of Morelos, about two hours south of Mexico City. I try to visit my family in that area at least once a year.

Some fun info about me! I am super into cooking (Mexican food is my specialty) and like to try new recipes (even when I fail, I learn something new about the process), love adding new vinyl to my record collection (yes, I own a record player), love live music, and I spend time running outside.

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Megan Simon with a bouquet of balloons

Megan Simón

Area Coordinator for Houses

Hi There, Hello!

My name is Megan Simón (she/her/hers), and I was lucky enough to have grown up right here in Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Social Sciences in 2022 and am now working on my masters degree in Educational Policy and Leadership. Before coming to Residence Life I worked at Reed in other capacities, both in the Student Life Office and the Office for Student Engagement. I also serve as the Director of Education for the Gender, Advocacy, and Inclusion Network (GAIN) of Higher Education where I am in charge of curating the organization's yearly educational opportunities and conference sessions.

I am excited about helping students successfully navigate processes and systems through advising, programming and project management. Throughout my career I have maintained a particular interest in accessibility and equity, working to facilitate conversations around supporting students with disabilities beyond the classroom.

I live with my husband, son, and our pets, Doodles and Mochi. For fun, we love taking road trips through eastern Oregon, playing cribbage, watching bad reality tv, and perusing the nearest record store.

Office Hours: Student Center 114, Every Wednesday from 1–3 p.m.

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Your house advisor (HA) is one of the first people you will meet at Reed. These upper-division students are selected for their skills and interest in helping fellow students, and are trained in areas such as peer counseling and conflict mediation. They act as an excellent resource for questions about academics, campus life, and Portland in general. HAs also help to bring students together by organizing activities such as movie nights, pizza parties, study breaks, provocative talks, excursions around Portland, and trips to the coast or the Reed ski cabin with the students of their residence halls. At least one house adviser lives in every residence hall.