New Hires in the School of Engineering

POSTED ON: December 6, 2022

Jarvon and Ben

Image of Jarvon Carson (left) and Benjamin Garratt (right).

Meet our most recent hires at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering!

Jarvon Carson, Exam Scheduler and Student Support Services
Jarvon Carson is joining the School of Engineering as an Exam Scheduler and in support of the Student Services team. A native New Yorker, she’s a firm believer in the power of open-mindedness, diversity, and authenticity, all of which can make for a better and more equitable world.  Providing equal opportunity and consideration to all is what gets her excited, especially when it comes to preparing young people for education and career choices in our ever-changing world.

She brings a strong operational and administrative support background that includes civil service, sales, hospitality, and talent services, as someone who enjoys project coordination and process improvement. 

In her spare time, Jarvon is passionate about the arts – especially theater, live music, and writing – and travel.

Benjamin Garratt, Physics and Civil Engineering Lab Technician
Ben Garratt is our new Physics and Civil Engineering Lab Technician. He is a physicist originally from London, England and he holds a BS in Physics with a minor in History from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

“I am very excited to start here at the Cooper Union and join such an exciting and prestigious team. By forming part of two growing departments, I’m very much looking forward to being an integral part of both departments and aiding them in reaching their goals for both the students and school. I can’t wait to help provide students with an enriching and diverse approach to their learning and enable them to be best equipped for whichever path they choose for their lives.”

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.