As the Program Assistant, Torie Reed supports our administrative and student services operations. In collaboration with the CHID administrator and other staff members, Torie assists with various administrative tasks, office coordination, and student and faculty curricular needs.
Torie is a CHID alum, having received her BA in 2015, with a minor in English. Her senior thesis combined her interests in psychology, mindfulness, and creative writing into a personal memoir. With the use of Katherine Stewart’s Ordinary Affects as inspiration, Torie’s thesis attempts to answer the question: “How does one represent a significant life experience in a nonlinear, memory-based text?”
While completing her BA, Torie worked as CHID’s Student Assistant, which inspired her to begin a career in higher education administration. After graduating, Torie served as the Administrative Coordinator in the Management & Organization Department of the Foster School of Business. She has also volunteered at UW DO-IT’s (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Summer Study Program to promote inclusion and success for high school students with disabilities. With a goal to help create a better and more meaningful educational experience that is fair, inclusive, and consistent, she is pursuing a Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education at Western Washington University.
Outside of work, Torie is often found doing something that engages her imagination, whether that be writing, painting, or reading a good book. She is also quite fond of gardening.