Joanne Reid graduated in December 2017 with a master's degree in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD).
Reid took up biathlon in 2015 after earning her undergraduate degree in applied mathematics ('13) from CU Boulder. In January 2018, Reid was one of five female biathletes named to Team USA for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Previously, Reid skied for the Colorado Buffalo ski team and was the 2013 NCAA freestyle champion in cross-country skiing. Reid is the daughter of 1980 Olympic speed skating bronze medalist Beth (Heiden) Reid and the niece of Eric Heiden, a five-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating.