B.S. Mathematics and Economics (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Faculty Supervisor: Fiona Burlig
Garrison is a pre-doctoral fellow at EPIC working for Fiona Burlig and her colleagues on a variety of energy and development economics projects. He earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018. While at Santa Barbara, Garrison coauthored The Path to an Economics PhD with Dick Startz and worked on a number of research teams studying health incentives, gender disparities in hiring, and educational inequality. After graduating he taught secondary mathematics in an underserved community in his native Sacramento. During this time, he became deeply interested in addressing inequality on a large scale through economic research, especially as it relates to energy and environmental policy.