Austin Reid is a member of NIET's policy team. Prior to joining NIET, Reid served as a legislative fellow for U.S. Senator Chris Coons and as summer education fellow for U.S. Senator Patty Murray. In the Senate, he worked on advancing teacher leadership legislation and pursued policies to ensure that our higher education system better serves students.
Before working in the Senate, he spent three years as a high school Spanish teacher—two years as a Teach for America corps member in Kansas City and one year at a charter school in Harlem, NY.
Austin has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Education in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.