Garrett was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida before running as far away as possible (and still receive in-state tuition), for college. At Florida State University Garrett received a bachelor's degree in Editing, Writing, & Media, with a minor in business. Garrett then moved to Connecticut to pursue a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Since that time, Garrett has worked at several institutions of higher education, working with students on empathy development, transition, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement. In addition to higher ed, Garrett co-hosts the podcast Got it got it got it got it got it, contributes to several others, and has written for multiple digital and print publications. All of Garrett’s work can be found at the links above!