Attorney, Admissions Director
Irene Reed '92
As our Schools continue to evolve, a number of individuals within Lab play an integral part in that evolution. One position in particular plays the key role in evolving the school's phenomenal student-body: our director of admissions. Irene Reed ’92 has been employed as the Schools’ director of admissions for more than 13 years. As an alumna, she stands as a living bridge between the past, the present, and the future. She embodies the essence of what it means to be an alumni of this prestigious institution.
Like many of our students and alumni, Irene was not the first person in her family to attend Lab; her mother, Cynthia Ware Reed ’54, is also an alumna who helped instill in Irene a great sense of Maroon Pride even before she became a student. “Going to Lab changed my life,” says Irene. “I developed life-long friendships that, to this day, impact me in the greatest of ways. Lab also provided me with what I believe to be one of the best educational experiences in the world. This opened up a world of possibilities for me after graduation.”
After graduating, Irene embarked on a path that eventually saw her receive a BA in government from Harvard College as well as a JD from Harvard Law School. Yet, destiny tends to have its own plans, and Irene made her way back to the very institution that had shaped her formative years, but this time, not as a student, but as a valued member of the administrative team. She now considers herself a “recovered” lawyer proud to have returned home to Lab.
When not working, you can find Irene enjoying time with her husband, Dave, and their two boys, Alexander and Zachary, who—you guessed it—are current Lab students. Irene is one of an amazing, yet growing ilk who carries the titles of Lab alumni, Lab employee, and Lab parent.
“As an alumna of Lab, it is such a privilege for me to be able to have a career that allows me the opportunity to provide so many children with all that our Schools have to offer,” says Irene. “I can think of no better career.”
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