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Rosalind Reid

About Rosalind Reid

Rosalind Reid has served as executive director of CASW since 2013.

Reid was editor-in-chief of American Scientist, the interdisciplinary magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, from 1992 to 2008. Elected to the CASW board of directors in 2007, she became CASW’s program director in 2012. Between 2008 and 2013, she helped launch and manage research collaborations, graduate programs, seminars, and workshops in computational and data science at Harvard University.

Reid joined the American Scientist editorial staff in 1990 after working as a reporter for newspapers in Maine and North Carolina and research news editor at North Carolina State University. While at American Scientist, she was the first journalist to serve as Journalist in Residence at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, she is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an honorary member of Sigma Xi and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. She has served on awards committees for the National Science Board and the American Institute of Physics.

Internationally she serves on the board of directors of InquireFirst, which provides training and reporting support for journalists across Latin America. She has served on advisory committees for the Science Journalism Forum and the 2023 World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ).

Reid co-organized the 2017 WCSJ. More recently she has worked with the CASW Board to launch a growing suite of programs that aim to increase the quality, diversity, and sustainability of science journalism. These include CASW Showcase, CASW Connector, and the National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships, a collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists and Society of Environmental Journalists.

Rosalind Reid Sessions