Reynard was born in Massachusetts, but moved to New York City with her mother after her father died, leaving the family virtually destitute. She was attending college at Barnard at the time, and worked as a copywriter while attending school. After graduation, she was invited to teach part-time at Barnard.
After helping to set up the WAVES, she would later be transferred back to New York, where she was credited with the creative and highly successful training regimen which WAVES would use at Hunter College.
Unofficial Lobbying Virginia Gildersleeve JOy Bright Hancock Elizabeth Reyanard
Women’s Advisory Council