Milan Reed
New York City Department of Education, Manager of Operational and Program Policy

Milan Reed is an education and urban policy enthusiast. She currently manages program policy development for the City of New York’s Pre-K for All and 3-K for All initiative at the Department of Education. Milan works on a wide range of education policy issues including, diversity in admissions, students in temporary housing, student health, and school climate. In her line of work, she collaborates with the Department of Health and early childhood program leaders, as well as advocates to improve the health and safety of all early childhood programs.

Prior to working for the NYC Department of Education, Milan was a Teach for America corps member in Newark, New Jersey, where she taught for four years. After teaching, she pursued a graduate degree in Urban Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs to better understand the role public policy plays in urban cities. While attending the Woodrow Wilson School, she discovered her passion for city government while serving as an education policy intern for the First Deputy Mayor’s Office.

Milan is a proud Harlem resident, member of the Apollo Theater young patrons, and Higher Heights, an organization supporting the leadership of black women in elected office.