Avery Garn (Weatherford) started her Tech career as a Literature and Social Justice thread major in the fall of 2013. After jumping into a tutoring job with Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Lab, she fell in love with working with students. Inspired by low income communities, Garn interned with Breakthrough Collaborative to launch high-potential, low-income middle school students on a path to college. These experiences coupled with Georgia Tech’s pre-teaching program, solidified her desire to teach.

During her final semester at Tech, she had the privilege of interning at the International Rescue Committee where she got to work with refugees and teach them the English and life skills that they need to know to make a new life in the United States. Her time in Clarkston, Georgia—the most diverse square mile in the country—was so powerful. She is now an English Teacher at Mount Pisgah Christian School.