Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Services

Contact Us

The Residence Life team is comprised of professional staff, area coordinators, and student house advisers.

Address: 28 West, located at 5436 SE 28th Ave.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed noon–1 p.m.

Telephone: 503/777-7536

Fax: 503/517-7691


Professional Staff

Amy Schuckman, Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life 
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Hi! My name is Amy and I am the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life. I oversee the department and supervise all the professional staff. I grew up in upstate New York (way upstate near the Canadian border) and went to school at St. Lawrence University where I graduated with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Delaware and served a year in AmeriCorps working with mentoring programs in public schools. I then earned my Masters in College Counseling from the University of Delaware. I moved to Oregon in 2007 to work at Reed and I am a west-coast convert. I started at Reed as a Area Coordinator and held several different positions in the department before starting my current role in February of 2012. In my spare time I like to try new Portland restaurants, squeeze in a Barre3 exercise class, wrangle my two kiddos at one of the many Farmer's Markets, and binge watch tv series on Netflix.

Clea Taylor, Assistant Director of Housing Operations


Hi there! I'm Clea Taylor and I'm the Assistant Director of Housing Operations here at Reed. I graduated from Bennington College, a tiny liberal arts college in Vermont, where I studied Education, Psychology, and Theater. I lived in New York City for several years and then decided to move across the country to make Portland my home. After spending some time working in the Art Department at PSU I decided I needed to get back to a smaller, private college environment and Reed was the perfect fit! I'm thrilled to be working with such amazing students and staff in a city that I love so much.  Some things I enjoy: exploring the outdoors with my dog Cooper, discovering tasty places to eat, browsing bookstores to find something new to read, visiting farmers markets, and cooking with my husband. Feel free to stop by if you ever have any questions about housing at Reed - or just need a good restaurant recommendation!

Julia Nicholson, Assistant Director of Training and Education

Hey friends! My name is Julia and I'm the Assistant Director of Training and Education. I'm originally from the Bay Area in California, and I did my undergraduate work at University of the Pacific. After graduating, I moved to a little town called Oxford, Ohio to complete my M.S. in Student Affairs at Miami University. After graduating, I started as a Area Coordinator here at Reed. My current role is focused on oversight of the House Adviser program and supporting Area Coordinators. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, going to the gym, and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific northwest with my partner and two dogs, Emma and Watson. I'm a great contact if you have questions about the HA program or being at Reed!

Area Coordinators

Working to assist the House Advisers in everything they do are our Area Coordinators (ACs). ACs are full-time professional staff members who work and live on campus. ACs provide support for the house advisors, are advocates for students concerns, and help students experiencing difficulties at Reed. They provide emergency on-call coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week when school is in session.

Logan Brouelette
logan brouelette Hello! I grew up just north of Seattle and attended Western Washington University where I majored in creative writing and minored in classical studies. I moved to Portland after undergrad to pursue an MA in Student Affairs Administration at Lewis & Clark College where I spent most of my time working with students in the Career Center assisting with web content and career software. In my free time I nerd out going to arcades and playing Age of Empires, refereeing and watching soccer (go Sounders!), listening to pop punk (and some screamo), and competing in absurdly long endurance sports. I'm very excited to be at Reed and to get to know everyone!
Déja Fitzgerald
image of Deja My hometown is Charlotte, North Carolina; and I didn’t stray too far for college. As an undergraduate student, I attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina; which is a gorgeous, small town nestled in the mountains. I recently completed my M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and worked at Guilford College, which is a small, Quaker college. In my spare time; you can usually find me playing my Xbox, messing about in my music lab, reading FanFiction, spending time with my pups, or rearranging my Spotify playlists for the billionth time. If you see me around campus, don’t be afraid to say hello and come hang out! I am always happy to chat, and look forward to getting to know all of you!

Jess Montecalvo
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 Hiya! I’m Jess Montecalvo, and I am just one of the amazing Area Coordinators here at Reed! I was born and bred in New England, so I have a deep appreciation for Reed’s proximity to the coast but a burning need to find some good clam chowder. Before coming to Reed, I attended Smith College where I received my B.A. in English & American Studies and the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I completed my M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. I’ve worked professionally in ResLife for several years and throughout that time have continued my research on sexual violence prevention, specifically for trans* and non-binary individuals. When I’m not coding policy documents, I like to explore campus with my pint-size pup, obsess over Meryl Streep, read lots of historical nonfiction, and eat every kind of french fry in sight. I’m super pumped for this year and looking forward to being apart of this wonderful community!

Tyler Casey
Tyler Casey

Hey there! My name is Tyler Casey and I am a Area Coordinator here at Reed College. I was born and raised in northern New Jersey and relocated to sunny South Florida for high school and college. I have a Bachelor of Science in Event Management and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. I began my professional career in res life at Lynn as well, where I served as an Area Coordinator for two years running their predominately freshmen halls. Whenever I find the time to do so I love to go antique hunting, fishing, and hiking. I also have a major passion for cooking so if you have any yummy recipes don't hesitate to share them with me so I can test them out! Feel free to wave at me if you pass me walking through campus and should you ever need anything don't hesitate to reach out. 

Student House Advisers (HA)

Your house adviser (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.

Click here for the HA job description.

House Advisers

Grove Staff

Emma Ganger-Spivak Aspen II (Substance Free)
Gabriel Yeung Aspen III (Substance Free)
Indra Boving Bidwell II (Substance Free)
Aditya Hariharan Bidwell III (Substance Free)
Gerry Peña-Martinez Sitka I-II
Sarah Richmond Sitka III
Ezra Bergmann Sequoia I-II 
Teline Tran Sequoia III

FSM Staff

Rikky Tonning Foster I
James Vesto Foster II
Rose Cole-Cohen Foster III 
Arek Rein-Jungwirth Mac I (Music Appreciation Society)
Estella Fox Mac II
Sawyer Lythcott-Haims Mac III
Salma Huque Scholz I
Brooke Elliot Scholz II 
Matthias Ruffins Scholz III

ODB Staff

Saga Darnell Anna Mann
Jonathan Li Abington I-III
Jacob Shaw Kerr I - III 
Tabia Schmidt Westport I-III
Jordan Witt Doyle II-III
Simon Couch Eastport I, Doyle I, & Quincy I
Tessa Verbal Quincy II-III & Winch II-III

Cross Canyon Staff

Rugby Simon Bragdon II
Kendal Dragotto Bragdon III (Mad Sci)
David James Griffin 
Celia Morell-Borgstrom McKinley 
Chae Park Woodbridge 
Lewis Chapman Chittick 

Language House Staff

Savannah Raye Jones Russian House
Julia Todhunter German House
Naomi Fastovsky French House
Dylan Wong Chinese House
Lyla Boyajian Spanish House
Maham Zia Arabic House

North Side Staff

Kathleen Kwenda Naito I (Students of Color Community)
Melissa Molloy Naito II S
Isaiah Silvers Naito II N
Hayden Veytia Naito III S (Game Dev)
Róza Baba Naito III N
Jacey de la Torre Sullivan I (Women's Floor)
Kwani Marcellay Sullivan II N 
Tieran Sweeny-Bender Sullivan II S 
Nick Egan Sullivan III N (Tír na nÓg)
Grey Saquee Sullivan III S (Tír na nÓg)

Apartment & Houses Staff

Brenna Intemann-Milligan RCAs
Gio Ramirez Birchwoods
Hannah Rosenthal Canyon House
Zoë Gregozek Farm House (Co-Op)
Iris Griffith Garden House (Co-Op)

Connect With Us

Contact Us
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.