Garrett is a PhD Computer Science student at UMass Amherst, advised by Daniel Sheldon. He is interested in developing algorithms to help scientists in all fields do their jobs more efficiently and effectively; currently he works with ornithologists and conservationists to study continent-wide bird migration patterns. Prior to UMass, he worked at MIT Lincoln Lab. He received an MEng in Computer Science in 2011 and a B.S. In Applied Physics in 2010, both from Cornell University.