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Aran Garnett – Deakin

Director of Programs

About Aran Garnett – Deakin

Hi! I'm Aran. I'm an MS/PhD student in the Human Development and Family Science department. I broadly study fathering identity and masculinity, with a current focus on Appalachian fathering identity. I'm the Director of Programs for the 2023-24 school year. In my role over the next year, I will increase transparency around all of the funding avenues I oversee and hope to increase the amount of funding that I am able to distribute to students. I will also support the rest of the GPSS e-board with advocacy, engagement, and policy that will improve the experiences of graduate students at Virginia Tech. In my free time, you'll find me playing music either downtown at the Market Square jams or with the VT Philharmonic, outside enjoying nature, or reading at a local brewery.