Ranata Reeder is Director of Outreach for Transportation for America. In this position, she manages and grows T4America’s powerful national network of local civic, business, elected and academic leaders. Prior to joining T4America in 2016, Ranata led the City of Greensboro’s Participatory Budgeting process, the first in the South. With a background in community-based research, Ranata’s work has directly influenced municipal policy. Ranata received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University, and her master’s from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her free time, Ranata enjoys running half marathons and writing.