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Susan Reed's Curriculum Vitae  

Now for all the boring vital statistics …Image of woman painting self portrait

  • I was born August 1956 in Hampton, Virginia to Jennings Downs and Alma Downs. I never lived in Hampton; it was just the closest hospital (approx. 40 miles) to Onemo, VA, where my parents lived.

  • Moved to Prince Frederick, MD in August of 1972. I still count Prince Frederick as my hometown. Graduated from Calvert Senior High in 1974.

  • Majored in architecture at Virginia Tech from 1974 to 1976.

  • Graduated with honors in 1979 from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a B.A. in Art.

  • Got my first job as a graphic artist at Architectural Graphics, Inc. in Norfolk, VA.

  • Married Ken Reed on March 1981 and moved to Northern Virginia.

  • Started graduate school at the University of Maryland in 1989 and graduated in 1992 with a M.S. in Textiles, specializing in historic costume and textiles.


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