From Undergraduate Researcher to Ph.D. Student

Posted on June 09, 2021

Aran Garnett-Deakin in iGrow lab
Aran Garnett-Deakin ’20 works on the iGrow project as a research assistant.

UNC Greensboro stands out for its commitment to undergraduate research. 

Students build close relationships with faculty and work alongside them in their labs, in the field, or in archives. 

It’s a transformative experience that opens up countless opportunities. Just ask Aran Garnett-Deakin. 

A 2020 human development and family studies graduate, Garnett-Deakin worked on multiple research projects in several labs throughout her undergraduate career. After her graduation last May, she was hired to work as a research assistant on some of the most important research projects taking place on campus. And now, she’s gearing up for a PhD in human development at Virginia Tech.