Libby Flanagan is the first recipient of the Teri Garrett Student Success Fund

December 13, 2021

Libby Flanagan is a first-year Ph.D. student in Engineering & Science Education, ESED. She is presently a graduate research assistant with the Clemson NSF Research Traineeship in Resilient Infrastructure and Environmental Systems program, where she is researching how to make a more resilient state of South Carolina. She has B.S. in Biosystems Engineering (2017, Clemson) and will be graduating this month with an M.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson.

Libby will be having a baby in December. Afterward, her spare time will be spent snuggling the baby and taking care of her chickens and garden! Libby plans to become a professor after graduation. She has not settled on her research direction but would like it to relate to social justice in STEM education.

The Teri Garrett Student Success Fund was established in 2021 in honor of Teri Garrett, who retired in June 2021 after serving as the office manager of the ESED since 2016. The Teri Garrett Student Success Fund was established in honor of Teri’s dedication to students and their well-being. The fund will be used as a source for a biannual award given to current ESED Ph.D. students to provide support for needs related to academic success or life success.