Empire of the Griffin

The Alumni Board


The Alumni Board is Reed’s national volunteer board of directors whose purpose is to work in partnerships with the college to direct the alumni association’s goals, programs, and services, and represent the alumni in the broader Reed College community. Here we present nominees for new terms; continuing members are listed below.

Nominations for Alumni Board starting July 2017

Alumni Trustee Nominee: Captain Scott E. Foster, USN (ret), ’77  (Biology)

Scott Foster

Scott recently retired as executive director of Coast Life Support District, a public agency providing emergency medical response to a rural community in northern California. He previously was a U.S. Navy officer, operating medical care systems all over the world. He began his career as an Army reconnaissance squad leader in Panama, switched to the Navy, then served as senior policy analyst for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. He also earned the Federal Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Award. Scott worked as a night-shift EMT in St. Vincent Hospital while he was a student. He is a big-band jazz guitarist and has been playing professionally for more than 20 years. Scott earned a B.A. in biology from Reed, an M.A. in health services administration from Washington University, and an M.S. in management information systems from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has served on a zillion Reed boards and committees, including the alumni board, the alumni engagement committee, the Washington, D.C., chapter, his 30th class reunion committee, and many others. He also is a volunteer firefighter. Scott and his wife, Susan Rudy ‘79, live in Jenner, CA; they are the parents of Claire Rudy Foster ‘06.

Alumni Board Secretary Nominee: Jinyoung Park ’11 (Linguistics)

Jinyoung Park

Jinyoung is the assistant director of the Center for Public Policy Research at Tulane University, where she directs external relations with funding agencies and policy groups. She works with Tulane’s faculty on grant development and submission, manages grant-funded activities and special projects, and coordinates the annual Yates Lecture. She is also the lead vocalist for a local band, U4ria. Jinyoung earned a B.A. in linguistics from Reed and an M.B.A. from Tulane. She joined Reed’s alumni board in 2015. She also has served as a career network, admission, and Alumni Fundraising for Reed volunteer; on the alumni engagement committee; and as a local alumni host. Jinyoung lives in New Orleans, LA.

At-Large Member Nominee: Margaret Anderson ’05 (Political Science & Russian)

Margaret Anderson

Margaret is a senior program officer for Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, an international non-profit that works with businesses, foundations, governments, and communities to help meet the world’s growing demand for food. Her background includes economic development, inclusive finance, and international education, and she has worked on private health sector and development finance projects with USAID, World Bank, IFC, and the Gates Foundation. Margaret earned a B.A. in political science and Russian from Reed, an M.A. in Russian studies from European University at St. Petersburg, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She serves on the steering committee of Reed’s Washington, D.C., alumni chapter. She also has served as a local alumni host, and as career network and admission volunteer. Margaret and her husband, John Mackedon, live in Silver Spring, MD.

At-Large Member Nominee: Eira May ’08 (English)

Eira May

Eira is an editor at Vacasa, a full-service vacation rental company with operations in the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America. She is responsible for thought leadership and contributed content, and her writing has been published in Forbes, Fortune, and the Huffington Post. She previously worked as a content strategist, marketing research analyst, and consultant for Seabourne, Growthink, Huron Consulting Group, MasterPlans, and the Lyceum Agency, and as editor in chief for Perfectly Scientific Press. Eira earned a B.A. in English from Reed, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English and new media studies from UC-Davis. She has been an active Reed volunteer and has participated in Beyond Reed at Paideia. Eira and her husband, Christopher May ‘08, live in Portland.

At-Large Member Nominee: Michael McGreevey ’04 (Anthropology)

Michael McGreevey

Michael is a senior grant manager for Conservation International’s Global Conservation Fund, where he focuses on sustainable financing for conservation investments. Michael previously worked on climate policy with the Environmental Defense Fund and on indigenous issues at Ecotrust. Michael earned a B.A. in anthropology from Reed and an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Conservation Finance Alliance. Michael and his wife, Carol Hu ‘03, live in Oakland, CA, where they have coordinated Earth Day gatherings for Reedies.

At-Large Member Nominee: Ben Rankin ’87 English

Ben Rankin

Ben is a principal in Human Capital Investments. He has developed industrial and real estate projects for 20 years; his work has focused on waste and energy recovery, historic preservation and affordable housing. Ben also teaches at Pinchot University, and he has been a theater director and producer. Ben earned a B.A. in English from Reed and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. He has been a Working Weekend mentor and career network volunteer for Reed, and a board member and advisor to various other organizations. Ben and his wife, Margit, live in Seattle, WA.

At-Large Member Nominee: Andrei Stephens ’08 Economics

Andrei Stephens

Andrei is the mobile product manager for Quicken Loans, where he works on product strategy and innovation. He previously served as a product manager at a venture-backed mobile SaaS company, and he has consulted with start-ups on three continents. His experience includes developing mobile products across platforms and through both business-to-business and business-to-consumer models. Andrei earned a B.A. in economics from Reed and an M.B.A. from Oxford. He has served as a career network volunteer and local alumni host for Reed, and he has participated in Beyond Reed at Paideia. Andrei lives in Detroit, MI.

Nominating Committee for 2017-2018

For complete bios, please visit alumni.reed.edu

Rich Roher ’79, Past-President

Lisa Saldana ’94, President

Laura Saunders ’63

Suzanne Cassidy ’65

Clara Siegel ’09

Continuing Alumni Board for 2017-2018

President: Lisa Saldana 94

Vice President: Beverly Lau 06

Past President: Richard Roher 79

Alumni Trustees: Mo Copeland 82, Jay Hubert 66, Dylan Rivera 95

At-Large Members: Alea Adigweme 06, David Hardy 71, MJ Jacobs 04, Rebecca Ok 09, Melissa Osborn 13, Darlene Pasieczny 01, Sebastian Pastore 88, Shimon Prohow 02, Jeremy Stone 99

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Attend alumni events! Become active in your local alumni chapter or return to campus in June for Reunions.

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