Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Student Profiles

Jennifer Reece

Jennifer Reece

Life beyond Reed

Jennifer has worked in the high-tech industry for 17 years, currently as an Environmental Sustainability Program Manager. She enjoys running, soccer, backpacking, and listening to live music. Most of her free time is centered on her children, going for hikes or riding bikes. Travel is also a passion, with many business trips to Asia and recent trips to Europe and India.

Academic interests

Jennifer’s background is in science and technology, with a BS in physics and an ongoing interest in furthering her knowledge in those areas. Before beginning the Reed program, she wrote literary fiction and through that pursuit, discovered an interest in the study of past human societies and the factors (economic, political, religious, social, etc.) that drive people’s actions.


“My main purpose in participating in the Reed MALS program is to be stimulated intellectually and to expand my interdisciplinary knowledge by learning how to analyze the literary, philosophical, and historical aspects of various works. The program is perfect for honing my writing skills and for developing a wider perspective on people, cultures, and world events. It has also helped me to determine what type of career is right for me while I gain the skills to continue a life full of learning.”