Garrett grew up in Austin, Texas and just recently graduated from the University of Virginia. There he studied Media Studies and Social Reform, further developing his passion for using media technology to solve social problems. He is an avid traveler and first learned about Kiva while adventuring the world on Semester at Sea. He has landed advocacy marketing internships at LIVESTRONG and Fifth Estate, and most recently was a hired growth-hacker for an app startup in NYC. He loves to eat but can’t cook much. His favorite foods are pizza, queso, and Swedish Fish – but not mixed together! In his spare time you can find Garrett volunteering with kids in the community or riding on his paddle board with his dog, Elvis.

Kiva Blog Updates

Jul 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This July 4th, we’re honoring the many U.S. veterans who are also driven, inspiring entrepreneurs working in their communities. Kiva Zip lenders have successfully raised more than $365,000 worth of 0% interest capital for 79 veteran entrepreneurs. Check out a Q&A with one of these inspiring borrowers, Elizabeth. After serving in uniform for 12 years, Elizabeth is now fundraising to open her very own knit and crochet shop in Dayton, Ohio.

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