Reid is an archaeology graduate student studying with Dr. Haeden Stewart in the anthropology department. He is interested in how the politics of memory affects the way the United States conducts archaeology, historic preservation, and the presentation of information about the Civil War. He believes that archaeology and public history can be agents of social change, and is excited to make a positive difference during his time at UMass. Reid and his service dog, Llywelyn, are also passionate about making archaeology accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability, and to promoting visibility of disabled individuals within the field.