In February 2010, Dr. Reed was named Deputy CIO and Deputy Director of the Information Resources Directorate at the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Dr. Reed joined NASA in 2000 as an International Relations Officer in the Office of External Relations at NASA Headquarters, where she was a member of the Multilateral Partner Program Team and managed international relations for NASA's human space flight programs. Since that time, she has served in a series of progressively more responsible positions, including Senior Policy Analyst and Team Lead for Policy and Plans in the Space Operations Mission Directorate. She joined the Johnson Space Center in 2003 as Special Assistant for Policy and Strategy to the Director, Space Life Sciences. The following year, she moved to the Space Shuttle Program as Special Assistant to the Space Shuttle Program, where she supported the Return to Flight Planning Team.
In 2008, she was named Manager, Space Shuttle Management Integration and Planning Office, where she had responsibility for the strategic elements of Shuttle transition; Shuttle policy, planning, and strategic communications; change management; configuration management; and Shuttle's information technology.
Dr. Reed began her federal service in 1996 at the Department of Agriculture, serving in the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Foreign Agricultural Service, where she was a member of U.S. delegations to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations Committee on Sustainable Development and crafted the United States' first interagency roadmap for global food security. She holds Doctorate and Masters Degrees from Georgetown University, and a Bachelors Degree in History from the University of San Francisco. She has completed two-thirds of her J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center, where she is a member of the Houston Law Review and the nationally-ranked Moot Court Team.