Garrett attended the University of Wyoming where he earned a BFA degree in Art with a minor in Disability Studies in 2018.
Born and raised in Montana, Garrett has spent most of his life in the West. He relocated to Laramie, Wyoming to attend college.
He received the Sheila Langlois Memorial Fellowship for Study Abroad in Art History and the Humanities (2015), as well as awards for his artwork at the University's Art Museum, and has been broadly recognized for his advocacy and commitment to diversity in the community. For the 2016-17 school year, he studied abroad at University College Utrecht in the Netherlands, focusing on philosophy and art history. Garrett has served on several committees at the University of Wyoming, including the Access
Initiative, the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Planning Committee, the UW Accessibility Committee, and is proud to have founded the ParaTransit Advisory Committee.
He also has an essay published in Barriers and Belonging: Personal Essays of Disability, which is an anthology exploring critical perspectives on disability.