Mary Reid, MPH/MSW, joined the RSVP team as a prevention specialist in January of 2021. In her primary role, Mary oversees prevention programming for first-year students including The Date. Mary also serves as an advisor to Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education (LIVE).
Mary began working in prevention as an undergraduate peer health educator at the University of South Carolina. Here she discovered a passion for public health and the primary prevention of relationship and sexual violence within higher education. The experience also showed her the necessity of getting students engaged in this work.
Mary attended Washington University in St. Louis where she received her Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Social Work, specializing in Violence and Injury Prevention. While at WashU, she spent several years working in Residential Life as a Graduate Fellow and completed a practicum at the RSVP Center.
She is passionate about creating a welcoming campus environment where all students feel included and safe. Mary is excited to be back at WashU and on staff at the RSVP Center. In her free time, she is likely to be found at a Forest Park, running, or reading.