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Rosalind Reid was Editor of American Scientist, the interdisciplinary magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, from 1992 to 2008. Co-organizer of the MIT/Harvard Image and Meaning workshop series on visual communication of science, she was the first Journalist in Residence at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and took a second “science immersion” leave to serve as a Fellow at the Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing. She served as founding Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 2010 to 2013 and as CASW’s Program Director 2012-13, after four years as a member of the CASW Board. Reid was a reporter for newspapers in Maine and North Carolina before learning the science beat as a research news editor at North Carolina State University and joining the American Scientist editorial staff in 1990. She holds degrees in journalism, political science and public policy sciences from Syracuse and Duke. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, has served on awards committees for the National Science Board and American Institute of Physics, and is an honorary member of Sigma Xi and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She continues her affiliation with the Harvard engineering school as an Associate and member of the IACS Advisory Board. Reid succeeded Ben Patrusky as CASW executive director in September 2013 and was a co-organizer of the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists. She serves on the Board of Directors of InquireFirst, which provides training for journalists across Latin America, and the Advisory Board for the new Science Journalism Forum, launching in August 2020.