• College & Career Center Staff

  • Kelly Milford
    IBW College Counselor
    Email: kmilford@pps.net
    Phone: (503) 916-5280 x75215

    College advising, essay review, financial aid, scholarships and more
    Schedule an Appointment 

    Kelly was a school counselor at Ida B. Wells from 2007 until the spring of 2016. A California native, she got into school counseling after seven years of working on grant-funded programs in community health education, leading wilderness education courses, supporting science in the United States Antarctic Program, and doing a lot of traveling in between. She enjoys living and working in the Ida B. Wells community with her husband and two children and looks forward to spending time outside whenever possible.


    Kelly Milford

  • Winston Rivas
    IBW College Coordinator-Hablo Espanol
    Email: wrivas@pps.net
    Phone:  503-939-2571

    College advising and programming,  financial aid and more
    Schedule an Appointment 

    Winston grew up in Austin, Texas and is a first-generation Mexican and Salvadoran-American. Winston received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Writing & Education from Portland State. He moved to Portland 6 years ago where he began his career working at David Douglas High School working in Student Engagement, creating programs to improve student graduation rates and post-secondary planning

    Winston is excited to help students find their own personal college pathway and connect their education with future goals. When not working, he can usually be found traveling, playing soccer, or finding his next favorite restaurant. 

    Winston Rivas

  • Jessica Wade
    IBW Career Coordinator
    Email: Jwade1@pps.net
    phone: 503-916-5280 x75734 OR 

    Career advising, resume review and more

    Jessica grew up in Ohio and received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. She began her career at the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, DC. She later earned her MA at the University of Colorado-Boulder and taught Communication, Writing & Rhetoric. Jessica moved to SW Portland more than 13 years ago and recently directed the Community Engagement and Service office at Linfield College.

    Jessica is passionate about creating transformative experiential learning opportunities to help students discover their interests and pursue their life goals. When she’s not working with students, Jessica can be found hiking and camping with her family, dancing, or volunteering.

    Jessica Wade