Garrett Mize is pursuing a Juris Doctor at South Texas College of Law in Houston where he lives with his partner and wife, Andrea. At STCL, Garrett is a member of the Board of Advocates and recently received the LBJ Civil Rights Award. Prior to law school, Garrett worked at the Texas Freedom Network as Youth Advocacy Coordinator, managing the organization’s youth civic engagement programs and coordinating outreach department activities. Garrett currently serves on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Youth, a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. which champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a focus in Government and Religious Studies. An avid commuter cyclist, frequenter of public transportation and vegan, Garrett’s major passions in life often concern the protection and preservation of the environment. He recently finished serving a three year term as the Vice Chair of Austin Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Sunny Day Farms, the largest sanctuary for farm animals in Texas and the central United States.