Class of 2023 Spotlight: Tremayne Ahdel Garrett II

“It’s okay to still be figuring it out because, believe it or not, we have time.”

Name: Tremayne Ahdel Garrett II

Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Major: Psychology part of the health professions advising program

Activities: Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha) Honor Society, The Mentor Program, Black Student Union

What is a turning point or significant memory from your time at Holy Cross? 

A turning point during my time here at College of the Holy Cross was having to withdraw from a STEM course because of the class format. From that withdrawal and through talking to the professor, he connected me with someone he knew in my desired career field. From that experience and conversation, I earned a job as a physical therapist aid. This helped give me more confidence in my ability to turn any negative situation into a positive one, and it allowed me to understand the true power of networking. 

What are two or three lessons from Holy Cross that you’ll take with you after leaving Mount St. James? 

A lesson I learned at Holy Cross is that you never know who can affect your life. A simple “Hi, how are you doing?” can go a long way. And, it’s okay to still be figuring it out because, believe it or not, we have time.

What are you doing after you graduate? 

After graduation I plan to move to Boston with some of my closest friends where I will start my job as a medical assistant during my gap year at Boston Sports and Shoulder Center.