activist, technologist, writer
"I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all."
B. Reid Lewis (they/them) is a queer non-binary human working in computer security and infrastructure. Reid is a hiker, photographer, tree-hugger, avid reader, and writer. They are working on their first book which is a collection of personal essays that explore their childhood, gender, chronic illness, and the beautiful and complex messiness of being human.
Reid has a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Liberal Arts from The New School, and has been accepted into the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at The Wright Institute as a part of the 2022 cohort. They currently live in Oakland, California with their partner and two elderly cats.
(Acquired by Ipsos in 2010)
Senior Project Manager, Innovation & Development
December 2008 – May 2010
Managed and executed virtual environment CPG research projects; coordinated with partners to develop and execute new research platforms and testing tools; managed OTX's video game tracking product; worked on OTX's international film tracking product; developed a wiki for internal information management; developed mobile research technology.
Senior Operations Manager
July 2006 - December 2008
Multi-departmental process and logistics expert. Key areas of focus included: translation process, localization, and international projects; development and documentation of processes, automation, tools, system enhancements, and new products; managed creative and engineering teams.
Online Community Manager
August 2005 - July 2006
Built and maintained community relationships with research panels for major organizations, including the development of research communities for major media entities. Responsible for respondent experience and communication across the organization.
Technical and operational support, ranging from physical infrastructure to systems automation to security. Work has included:
Part of the volunteer team responsible for the physical network deployment.
Responsible for technical documentation and creation of the Burning Man IT Network handbook, as well as hands-on installation of the wireless network used by the Burning Man festival. Work included:
Volunteer on the Burning Man Honorarium project Xylophage. Learned metal fabrication techniques and trained in fire safety according to Crucible standards.
Regularly participated in work days, including cutting, bending, and welding metal, as well as assisting with minor electronics and other tasks. Assisted with on playa set-up, operations, and tear-down. Managed on playa fire safety shift scheduling and prep, in addition to working multiple safety shifts during art installation operation.
Saturday Learning Series tutor working with refugee high school students from numerous countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, and Nepal, among others.
Additionally, was an after school program volunteer working with Nepalese refugees ages 5 to 10, providing homework help, arts program supervision, and general program support.
Project volunteer focused on sea turtle conservation, environmental education, and mangrove reforestation in Hawaii Park, Guatemala. Conducted nightly beach patrols, released sea turtles, collected research data, interacted with the local community, conducted educational tours for visitors, and helped maintain facilities.
Mobile soup kitchen volunteer, distributing meals throughout NYC.
Co-organized BarCampLA 6 and 7.
Deeply involved in event logistics, including fundraising & sponsor relations, budgeting, event insurance, security, catering, registration, and general event set-up & tear-down. Secured BCLA7 venue and coordinated the event with venue hosts. Coordinated volunteers to manage day-to-day logistics.
Continuation of bachelor's degree program, focusing on global politics, social change, and writing.
Course work included:
Primary areas of research included refugees, genocide, sexual violence, human trafficking, private military corporations, and international law, with a special focus on Central and Eastern Africa (specifically DRC, Rwanda, Uganda) and other areas of conflict such as Guatemala, Bosnia, and Iraq.
Course work included:
Special Programs & Organizations:
Part of a select group of students from The New School and universities throughout Africa brought together for two weeks to discuss violence, economics, race, and democracy.
Course work included: