Abigail Garrard

Graduate Research Fellow


Abigail Garrard is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. She is pursuing her Masters of Financial Economics, with an expected graduation date of Spring of 2024.

Her research within the CGO focuses on Technology and Innovation. She joined the organization to do meaningful research and impact others. She is skilled in Excel, Bloomberg, Python, and financial modeling.

If given the chance to share an idea with the world, Abigail would talk about community. The happiest people in the world have strong communities. Having a community makes people happy. It’s important to notice others, offer help, and share a friendly smile.

Following graduation, Abigail is interested in pursuing venture capital, risk, and consulting.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.