Alyson Reed is the Executive Director of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), a scholarly membership association dedicated to advancing the scientific study of language. Ms. Reed is an experienced non-profit manager and executive, having previously served as the Executive Director of the National Postdoctoral Association, the Maryland Commission for Women, and the National Committee on Pay Equity. She has also worked in senior management and policy posts at the National Kidney Foundation and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Early in her career, Ms. Reed worked as a radio news reporter for an NPR affiliate in upstate New York, and also as a Project Manager for the League of Women Voters. In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Reed earned a Masters degree in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from SUNY-Binghamton.