Rosalind Reid is the executive director for the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). CASW is a coalition of journalists, communications specialists, and scientists dedicated to promoting and improving the types of science news reaching the public.
Reid was a newspaper reporter in Maine and North Carolina before learning the science beat as a research news editor at North Carolina State University. She joined the American Scientist editorial staff in 1990 and served as the magazine's editor from 1992 to 2008. Reid was also the founding executive director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 2010 to 2013.