Community Wellness

Division of Student Services

Night Owls

A collaboration between Health & Counseling and Community Safety, this program offers students support in staying safe during weekend evenings and special social events.  These extra sets of trained, benevolent eyes roam the campus in the wee hours, offering support such as accompaniment to a residence hall, a snack or some water, friendly conversation, and if needed, a phone call for additional support.

no logoLook out for your Night Owls with their telltale backpack, radio, and water jug. They are a friendly bunch!

Student Staff


Sydney Lewis, Night Owl Coordinator

ava-kambHi! I’m a senior sociology major from San Diego area. I am an aspiring ABBA ambassador and vegan ice cream enthusiast. I think that the best thing to do with a granola bar would be to teach it to tap dance because the world always needs more tap dancing granola bars.




Ava Kamb

ava-kambI'm a senior Religion major from the Bay Area. I like climbing mountains, reading books, and eating food all over Portland. My favorite thing is listening to people talk about what they love! I think granola bars should be used to accessorize every outfit, because then you look stylish and are never hungry, which is the dream, really.

Lewis Chapman

photo of Sarah GelvinHi! I'm Lewis, and I'm a polisci major from scenic New Jersey. My three main interests are long walks, late nights, and pouring water on people at parties. Basically, I was made to be a Night Owl. Ask me about improv comedy (good), the semester I spent with libertarians (bad), or the weather (depends). Stay safe! I love you!



 Guananí Gomez-Van Cortright

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I’m Guananí, a biology senior and bacteria enthusiast. I love exploring Oregon’s epic landscapes and writing science fiction. My favorite thing about Reed is the way Reedies take care of each other.

Johnathan Sheiman

photo of sierra swannHey y'all, I'm Johnathan, I'm a chemistry senior and i like to practice calligraphy and ceramics aside from handing out granola and water to Reedies in need. Catch me under the giant sequoias outside Vollum, or at home playing with my cat Vinny! In case anyone needs to know, my favorite thing to do with granola bars is eat them with friends-- who doesn't love the combination of sugar and fiber?!

Jacob Shaw

photo of johnathan sheimanWhy hello there! My name is Jacob (he/him/his) and it is such an honor to serve as a Night Owl for the 2017 - 2018 school year! Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I came all the way to Reed to study political science; afterwards, I intend to attend law school and someday become a lawyer. While this is my junior year at Reed, it is my first year as a Night Owl and I am most excited about being able to perpetuate harm reduction just a little further within our community all while ensuring my peers have access to a nice snack. After all, Reedies take care of Reedies. :)

 Claire Patzman

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Hello friends! My name is Claire and I’m a sophomore psychology major! I love hate-watching bad TV, true crime novels, and telling people about how hydrated I am (and hydrating others). A fair amount of my free time is spent working with children, so believe me when I say I’m ready for anything. I’m always excited about meeting new people, especially if you are an avid fan of Degrassi like myself..



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Hi! My name is Wyatt, and I am a biology sophomore from South Florida. I play the French Horn and like to go for walks in the canyon. The best way to eat a granola bar is with your head tilted back, because otherwise crumbs get everywhere and you miss out on granola goodness.





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Hello! I'm Gabriela (she/her/hers), and I'm a biochemistry major from Guatemala. I like fiddling with puzzles, watching TV during rainy days, and searching for dog friends on this dog friendly campus. Biology/chemistry buildings are pretty nifty places to be but if you can't find me there then I'm probably at home pestering my roommate. My favorite thing about Reed is how we take care and support each other! Favorite thing to do with a granola bar is squirrel it away and eat it before a very long lab.



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I’m a Freshman Economics major from the Boston area! I’m a fan of ice cream and palm trees, but never at the same time. Ask me about the half-blue lobster I once found!






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Hi there! My name is Kayla and I am an aspiring history/psychology major sophomore from China. I love animals and especially dogs! I am a night person and I like to take random walks around campus from time to time. I always enjoy meeting new people and I am interested in almost everything from ancient plays to popular tv shows so feel free to talk to me about anything!


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Hey, I’m a junior English major from Chicago. Talk to me about Miley Cyrus’s wild career/image changes. I have a fish named Allen. I have to clean his tank a lot which means I am experienced at pouring water, and am pumped to show you my skills!







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Hi! I am Hongyu and I am a current psychology and potential neuroscience major. I love cooking and eating tasty dessssserts. But the funny thing about this is that I have never had any granola bars in my life, really. My secret interest is making origami so please ask me for a quick origami if you catch me on sight :)






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Hi I'm Alex! I'm an Sophomore Environmental Studies Bio major from Texas. I like writing fiction, running, and hanging with my friends! My favorite thing about Reed is the community!






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Hi! My name is Chiara, I’m a religion major from the Bay Area. I love to read, especially science fiction and fantasy. I’m always ready to talk about my favorite books, the French Revolution, or Star Trek. I love to bake as well and I think it would be really fun to try to make my own granola bars.



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Hi! I’m a first-year student from north central Washington. I’m really into puttering around on the harmonica and walking around in the canyon. I’m always psyched to meet new people and I’m looking forward to walking around and handing out snacks, because when you’ve got a backpack full of granola bars, it feels pretty great to share them and spread the good feelings.





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Hey friends! My name is Celia and Im from the bay area. I love a good rainstorm and spooky forests. My favorite thing about Reed is the culture of looking out for each other, and I look forward to passing out some good granola bars and hope we all have a fun and safe year!

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Rachel Wagner
Program Director

Anneleissa Coen
Community Wellness
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