Ms. Mary Reed has had a life-long interest in the Cosmos in general and SETI in particular. In October 1998 she presented a paper on exosemiotics during the IAA SETI sessions in Melbourne, Australia. She wrote the summary of the Invitation to ETI dinner discussion in Santa Clara in March 2000. In the spring of 2002, she wrote her thesis for a master's degree in English from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, on "Preparing for ETI First Contact Through Literature." Mary currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is working on a historical fiction novel, but retains a keen interest in SETI.