Michelle Reed is an advocate for the legal, political, cultural, and technological change necessary to open access to scholarship and education. She serves as the Research Manager for Library Futures, a project of NYU Law’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, where she manages the organization’s research portfolio in support of digital rights and equitable access to knowledge. Prior to joining Library Futures, Michelle worked in academic libraries at the intersections of technology, education, and intellectual property, including as Head of the Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and as Director of Open Educational Resources at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2021, her work building OER policies and workflows received the Library Publishing Coalition’s Publishing Practice Award in accessibility. With Louisiana roots, Michelle is an avid gardener and plant person adjusting to cold winters and false springs in Champaign, Illinois.