Garrett died unexpectedly at her home in New York Oct. 8, 2023, at the age of 56.

She was born in Louisville, Ky., April 1, 1967, and raised in northern Virginia. Garrett earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard in 1988, her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, and her Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton in 1998.

At Princeton, Garrett studied in the Center for Human Values, where she was a Graduate Prize fellow. Her dissertation topic was “Internal Freedom.” She also received a fellowship in psychoanalysis at Columbia and a William Penn Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

A practicing psychiatrist, Garrett trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She was board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Garrett was active in the American Psychiatric Association, the New York County Medical Society, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. She was a psychiatry department faculty member of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Garrett is survived by her husband, Christian Becker; her daughter, Annika; and her father, Albert Deckel.

Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.

Graduate Class of 1998