Kelly Garrett

Director of LGBTQ Center
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Room 321
(401)863-3495

Biography

Kelly Garrett was hired as the first full-time staff Coordinator for the Center in 2004 where she has worked to develop Center programs and services through policy development, student development, advocacy, advising, education, programming, and mentorship for students. She received her Master's degree in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she concentrated on teaching about issues of Racism, Heterosexism, Ableism, Oppression, and Liberation theory.  Previous to Brown she served as the Assistant Director and Program Coordinator in the Office of LGBT Affairs (now The Spectrum Center) for five years at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She has taught Social Justice Education and Intergroup Dialogue courses at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Michigan, and she developed and co-taught a [email protected] pre-college course for five summers in the Leadership Institute titled "Identity, Diversity and Leadership."  Kelly is passionate about providing leadership development, academic advising, and general support for students experiencing oppression and bias so that they may have a positive and successful college experience.