Deja Reid (she/her) comes to Benefactor Group as a Project Manager with a background in youth programming. Prior to joining Benefactor Group, she interned at Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, where she assisted the Development & Communications team. She also was a Learning Extension Center Coordinator with Reaching the Nations International.
A May 2021 graduate of The Ohio State University, Deja studied Community Leadership and Education, receiving a BS in Agriculture. Throughout college, Deja was involved in the Mount Leadership Society scholars program and the College of Agriculture Student Council as a department delegate. Her passions of education and access were fostered through the Diversity Ambassador Program at OSU where she assisted in undergraduate recruitment of historically underrepresented students. As a senior, she received the Distinguished Senior Award from the ACEL department. She has a great interest in community youth education and community empowerment.
Deja was born in New Haven, CT and later moved to Columbus, OH. When not at work, Deja enjoys bike riding and exploring the outdoors. She seizes any opportunity to spend time with her family and friends.