Reed Canaan joined Relman Colfax in 2020 for a two-year term as a civil rights paralegal. Her work focuses on supporting the firm's civil rights litigation and civil rights counseling practices.
Reed graduated from Stanford University in 2019 with a B.A. in English, with honors, and a minor in Human Rights. During college, Reed received the Handa Center for Human Rights Summer Fellowship to work with PEN America's Artists at Risk Connection team, which connects at-risk artists with the support and resources they need to continue their work. Her interest in civil rights litigation began while working at VPM, the NPR station in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, where she reported for the legal beat and produced a feature story about housing providers' discriminatory use of criminal history blanket bans. Before joining the firm, Reed worked as an English Language Assistant in a public elementary school in Madrid, Spain.
Reed enjoys listening to new podcasts, visiting coffee and ice cream shops, and running in Rock Creek Park. She hopes to attend graduate school after her time at the firm.