Prior to joining KRL, Garret worked both as a French teacher and research assistant at the university level. He has experience conducting multi-disciplinary research across Africa, focusing on contemporary social and political issues. In collaboration with other scholars at Yale University, he has used his expertise on the Lake Chad Basin to advise the United Nations and the U.S. State Department on counter-terrorism and security issues. Garret’s work on Congolese refugees in Uganda has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and other works on urbanization in Central Africa, natural resource access in Tanzania, and conflict in Cameroon are in development.
At KRL, Garret has worked on communication efforts with the US Government, performed policy analysis, and conducted field research to meet client needs. Notable contributions include conducting a political risk study in Malawi and working on political strategy during Nigeria’s 2019 general election.
Garret holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and French from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in African Studies from Yale University. He speaks fluent French and is working on attaining fluency in Kiswahili.