Alumni Programs

Nominations for Alumni Board service starting in July 2021

In accordance with the constitution of the Reed College alumni association, and following a call for nominations, the nominating committee of the alumni association hereby gives notice of the following nominations to the Alumni Board. All terms begin July 1, 2021. Some of these sketches have been edited for space.

In all offices for which there is only one nominee on January 1, the nominee shall be considered elected as of that date, except that the board of trustees must approve the alumni trustee nomination. Additional nominations for each vacant position may be submitted by petition from the membership. Said petitions must contain the name and a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, the office to be filled, and the signatures of 50 or more members of the Alumni Association. Petitions must be received by the College on or before January 1. The nominations process may be viewed here in the constitution

Secretary (One-Year Term)

Dylan Rivera ’95

Dylan lives in Portland, OR and is the public information officer for the Portland Bureau of Transportation. He majored in political science at Reed, and has served as an Alumni trustee, on the Alumni Fundraising for Reed steering committee, a Reunions class committee volunteer, an alumni career coach, on the alumni holiday party committee, a externship/shadow sponsor, presidential search committee, a career network volunteer, on the Reedies Drink Reed Wine committee, and as a Working Weekend mentor.

At-Large Board Members (Three-Year Term)

Carmen García Durazo ’11

Carmen lives in Portland, OR and is a film and television producer/director. She majored in Spanish at Reed, and while a student worked at The Paradox café, as a Spanish tutor, and taught ESL to Latin-American migrant workers through the SEEDS program VOZ. She is a member of the Alumni Board Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

Ian Fisher ’07

Ian lives in Portland, OR and is the director of educational counseling and strategic partnerships for Bright Horizons College Coach. He majored in philosophy at Reed, and while a student served as the captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team. After graduating, Ian worked for the Reed admissions office for five years. 

Katie Halloran ’15

Katie lives in Denver, CO and is a doctoral student in chemical oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on Cape Cod. She majored in biology at Reed, and while a student was on the rowing team, canyon crew, and was involved with the SEEDS program. 

Ashlin Hatch ’17

Ashlin lives in Arroyo Grande, CA and is co-founder & resident director of Rhizome Theater Company. She majored in literature and theatre at Reed, and was heavily involved in student life, including serving as the student body president, chairing the Renn Fayre committee, and helping write and pass Reed's Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy. 

Marjorie Skinner ’01

Marjorie lives in Portland, OR and is a senior writer of global brand design for Adidas. She majored in English at Reed. Her professional work is dedicated to qualitative research on the values driving young athletes and creatives, particularly in the context of macro topics like technology, politics, sustainability, and health. Marjorie dedicates much of her time to thinking through how young people are making their way through the world.

Alumni Trustee (Four-Year Term)

Michael Axley ’89

Michael lives in Portland, OR and is an anesthesiologist with the Oregon Anesthesiology Group. He studied general literature at Reed, and has served as an alumni admissions volunteer and Working Weekend mentor. 

Continuing Alumni Board for 2021–2022

President: alea adigweme ’06

Vice President: Dave Baxter ’87 

Past President: Melissa Osborne ’13

Alumni Trustees:

  • Christine Lewis ’07
  • Darlene Pasieczny ’01
  • Lisa Saldana ’94

At-Large Members:

  • Jonathan Bates ’68
  • Sirius Bonner ’05
  • Shirley Gibson ’94
  • Liz Gilkey ’01
  • David Messner ’90
  • Rennie Meyers ’15
  • Peter Miller ’06
  • Govind Nair ’83
  • Laramie Silber ’13

Nominations for Nominations Committee service starting in July 2021

Nominating Committee (One-Year Term)

Kate Niedermeyer ’01

Kate lives in Portland, OR and is innovation director and entrepreneur for Valiant Labs at Nike, Inc. She majored in art at Reed, and has served as a career network volunteer. 

Katie Rempe ’05

Katie lives in Portland, OR and is an online banking account operations specialist. She majored in anthropology at Reed, and has served as a career network volunteer, and a Reunions class committee volunteer. 

Carlie Stolz ’13

Carlie lives in Austin, TX and is associate director of stewardship at St. Edward's University. She majored in psychology at Reed, and has served on the Alumni Fundraising for Reed steering committee, as an alumni admission volunteer, alumni chapter event host, alumni local host, international student host, Reed Alumni Connect volunteer, and career network volunteer.

Previously Appointed Nominations Committee for 2021–2022

Melissa Osborne ’13 Past President

alea adigweme ’06 President