Megan grew up around the world being a daughter in a military family. She remembers seeing the different flora and fauna every time she moved, and was always fascinated by the vast differences from where she called home in Virginia. Her early fascination with the outdoors and enthusiasm for the natural world prompted her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at a young age. Reed has been employed at National Wildlife Refuges in Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York, and has helped with other assignments in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Reed currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Director of External Affairs and Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Reed received a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 2012, and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Old Dominion University. While at Penn State, Reed focused her attention towards declining bat populations and designed/executed a study on the day roosts of small-footed myotis and northern long-eared bats. Her more recent interests are focused on public policy and communication of conservation related issues.