Meet the OSA staff
Aimée Milne, MA - Director
Aimée Milne (formerly Aimée Polzin) is an Oregon native and a 2002 graduate from Lewis & Clark College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. In addition to her work as director, she supports students in their efforts to identify and engage with appropriate resources both on campus and off campus to support overall wellness. She serves as a member of the Welfare Intervention Network and often participates in facilitating training for faculty and staff in supporting students who are experiencing mental health concerns. In her free time she prioritizes time with her family, her pets, exploring the PNW in her travel trailer, biking, and planning her next adventures.
Carolin Thompson - Administrative Specialist
Carolin provides administrative support to the Office of Student Accessibility. Carolin is a native of the Portland area and has worked for Lewis & Clark for over 20 years. During the first 15 years, she worked at the Law School’s downtown Legal Clinic. In addition to supervising graduate proctor employees, and wrangling the directors, Carolin coordinates exam services for students with learning differences. When not on campus, Carolin enjoys gardening with her gnomes, rabbits and chickens, laughing at the antics of 2 mischievous cats and spoiling one small dog.
Rebecca Brooks, MA - Associate Director
Rebecca joined the Office of Student Accessibility in 2001. She loves the creative, collaborative, and interactive processes of her work, advocating for students, and supporting faculty to maximize access in higher education. Rebecca has a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor’s degree in German from the University of Oregon. Rebecca grew up on a cattle and sheep ranch in western Montana. She has a deep appreciation of nature and spends her free time skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, and tending the flowers in her large yard.
Eileen Dowty, MA - Associate Director
Eileen Dowty grew up in New Mexico and still considers that “home,” even after living 20+ years in beautiful Oregon. She earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology and thought her career would be in museums, but this slowly shifted to higher education. After working in several TRIO programs, where she had the opportunity to work with Navajo, Jicarilla Apache and Pueblo Nations, as well as rural, Hispanic communities, Eileen earned a MA in Adult Education with dual emphases in Reading and TESOL. Eileen taught ESL, Adult Literacy and Study Skills classes at community college and has spent the last 20 years at small, liberal arts colleges supporting students with learning differences. When not on campus, Eileen is a passionate textile artist, with a love for sharing her craft.