Garett Shrode recently graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has had a wide variety of internship experiences with non-profits, including Reason Foundation and the Stand Together Foundation, with the traffic department at the City of Wyoming, MI, and with the private engineering firm, Driesenga & Associates, also in Holland. Additionally, Garett has had other semi-professional experiences with the National League of Cities and the City of Holland, MI.
At Hope College, Garett’s capstone research examined how education affects the perceptions of small-town residents of cycling infrastructure implementation. Garett was also involved in Student Government and Residential Life, taking a special interest in institutions and how people interact with and respond to both their physical and political aspects. Combining this interest with his lifelong passion for transportation and urban planning, Garett hopes to advance equitable and sustainable transportation policy in the United States.
Outside of the office, Garett enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cycling, singing, and exploring communities both near and far.