Ingrid W. Reed

Ingrid Reed is a policy analyst focusing on New Jersey civic affairs. She directed the New Jersey Project at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics from 1996 until she retired in June, 2010. Currently Reed chairs the board of, a civic journalism website designed to provide coverage of current state issues important to its communities. She also serves on the board of New Jersey Future, of which she is a founder and its first senior fellow. Past activities include chairing the Governor’s Task Force on Local Government Ethics (2009-2011) and the Capital City Redevelopment Corporation from its inception under Governor Kean in 1987 until 2010.

While at Eagleton, Reed’s work focused on encouraging voter participation and confidence in elections and government through research and public education. More recently, she has been involved with Eagleton’s Center for Youth Political Participation and Center for American Women and Politic’s Ready to Run® program. Before joining Eagleton, Reed was vice president for public affairs and corporate secretary of The Rockefeller University in New York City and assistant dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Her volunteer activities include serving on the boards of Womanspace, a regional organization serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, the community advisory committee of NJTV and on the NJ-AARP advocacy advisors committee.


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