Garrett Wong was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii, where he lived until attending Yale College to pursue a BA in architecture. After graduating in 2009, Garrett practiced architectural design at luxury residential firms in Japan and New York. In the pursuit of greater social impact, he founded a non-profit and used international remittances to fund micro-entrepreneurs in Ghana. Garrett returned to Yale seeking a joint degree at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the School of Management with the hopes of magnifying social impact in his future career. His coursework focused on impact in the public and private sectors and he applied these learnings during internship experiences at the United Nations Development Program and Capital One. Following graduation, Garrett will continue to pursue his interest in design and impact as a design strategist at SY Partners in New York.