Reagan Barnett acquired an academic interest in archaeology her freshman year of college when a professor began giving her ABR articles to read. She continued pursuing this interest and graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a minor in Biblical Greek. Her primary focus is in Egyptology, mainly Middle Kingdom Egypt, especially as it relates to the Joseph narrative. She also has a strong interest in bio-medical Egyptology and the history of medicine. She has presented two papers on these topics at conferences of the Near East Archaeology Society, in 2008 and 2009. As the result of a battle with cancer, Reagan became involved with a non-profit organization called Lynch Syndrome International and now serves as their Young Adult Representative. She also speaks to physician panels and raises cancer awareness wherever possible. Through this involvement, Reagan is combining her interests in both modern and ancient medicine. In Fall 2011, she began working as a Lab Assistant in a molecular biology lab at the University of South Alabama and also began to pursue her PhD in Medical Sciences, specializing in molecular biology and cancer genetics. She hopes to one day make an impact in the area of genetic cancer research. It is also her hope that she can use her medical training to more extensively study the field of bio-medical Egyptology. Reagan has been an ABR Associate since July 2009.