Orientation 2019

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Summer office hours

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–noon & 1–5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Orientation Staff

  • Hayfa Achour
  • Hayfa Achour ’19
    Senior Orientation Coordinator

    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Hometown: Island of Djerba, Tunisia
    Hi! My name is Hayfa and I am a Political Science Junior. I grew up in Tunisia and then I moved to South Africa for school before coming to Reed College. I am very passionate about political philosophy and I have an interest in studying conflict, war, torture and ethno-religious coalitions. I love celebrating diversity and culture-sharing. The Reed community has been a very welcoming embrace for me to pursue my academic ambitions and my personal passions. I am looking forward to working on the 2019-20 orientation and welcoming all of you to Reed College!
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  • Nitya Vikrant ’22

    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia, and Mumbai, India
    I am currently an Economics or ICPS-Econ major and am very interested in the economies of developing countries, especially in South and South East Asia. I was born in Mumbai, India but grew up in the lovely city of Jakarta in Indonesia. Being far away from home has been hard, but Reed has soon become home! In my spare time, I enjoy cooking monthly (elaborate) dinners with my friends, riding the Max, reading sappy romcoms and watching space-related documentaries or Grey’s Anatomy with my roommate.
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  • Henry Oberholtzer ’21

    Pronouns: he/him they/them
    I’m a music major with an interest in electronic music. Apart from studying music, I’ve been enjoying taking Russian at Reed for the past two years. I'm from the small college town of Davis, California and have found the change to the cooler climates of Portland to be very welcome. I spend a lot of time collecting records, cycling across Portland, and trying new recipes out in the kitchen.

International Student Orientation

  • Tyler Casey

  • International Student Advisor
    Gray Campus Center 104

Outdoor Trips

  • Will Symms
  • Will Symms

    Assistant Director, Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
    Pronouns: he/him/his
    Sports Center
    Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
    I love skiing with my two boys and wonderful spouse, cooking great meals, and traveling outdoors. My favorite thing about Reed College is my job. I love to program outdoor activities for the students to explore the Pacific Northwest.

Peer Mentor Program and Office for Inclusive Community

  • RubyJoyWhite
  • Ruby Joy White

    Program Director, Multicultural Resource Center
    Pronouns: she/her/Prince
    Student Center
    My name is Ruby Joy White (She/Her/Prince) and this will be my third academic year at Reed! Running the Multicultural Resource Center has been an amazing experience, with my favorite part being connecting with students. I enjoy creating and developing programs for students holding marginalized identities. I believe connecting our work to the campus community and greater Portland community is imperative to the development of inclusive and equitable educational opportunities. In my free time, I enjoy writing, listening to music (Drake!!!!), being around water, plants, and flowers, baking, creating stylish looks, and being irrationally afraid of whales and moths. I look forward to meeting you all!

SEEDS Community Engagement

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  • Tara Sonali Miller

    SEEDS (Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service)
    Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
    Student Center
    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    This is my third year as the SEEDS Program Manager. I'm excited to meet incoming students and work together to foster strong connections between Reed and the surrounding community. Outside of work, I love spending time outside, writing, reading, engaging in Portland’s arts communities, and connecting with friends and family over food.

Academic Resources

Computer User Services
Tony Palomino, Director, 
For computer help call 503/777-7525 or send an email

Dean of the Faculty
Nigel Nicholson, 503/777-7258

Credit transfers, transcripts, course registration
Nora McLaughlin, Registrar,

Annie Downey, 503/517-5587

International & Off-Campus Programs
Off-campus study
Paul DeYoung, Director, 

Money Matters

Business Office
Student accounts, student employment
Robert Tust, Associate Treasurer and Controller,

Cashier Window
Check cashing, transit passes, student account payment
Sheila Johnson, Cashier, 503/517-7443

Financial Aid
Sandra Sundstrom, Director,
 503/777-7223 or 800/547-4750

General College Information

Milyon Trulove,
 Vice President of Admission & Financial Aid, 503/777-7511 (local), or 800/547-4750 (toll-free)

Alumni programs
Katie Ramsey, Director, 503/777-7589

Orientation preorders, textbooks, Reed clothing and gifts, bookstore accounts
Jessica Valeske, Manager, 

College Relations
Hugh Porter, Interim President,

Jan Kurtz, Director, Development, 503/777-7578
Mandy Heaton, Executive Director, Public Affairs, 503/777-7289

Facilities Services
Maintenance, building services, grounds and canyon
Townsend Angell, Director,

Mail Services
Jon Edgington, Manager, 

President’s Office
Audrey Bilger, President,

Assistance with on-campus phones
Chris Atkins, Telecommunications Administrator,

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