Jarrid Garcia joined the Little Rock, Arkansas office as an Advocacy Intern in early 2016. During his time on staff, Jarrid has supported the team at many successful events including the Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery unveiling at the Arkansas State Capitol, Strike Out Stroke Night with the Arkansas Travelers baseball team and a variety of community events.
As Jarrid leaves the AHA to graduate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock we will all miss his commitment to our advocacy efforts at the American Heart Association, and hearing updates on the success of the UALR baseball team, where Jarrid is a rock star pitcher!
Hometown: Whitehouse, Texas
Current City: Little Rock, Arkansas
Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
Pets (ages and names): Brian, Yellow Lab, 9
Role model: My father
Greatest achievement: Playing baseball at Division 1 level
Two celebrities or historical figures you would want to have dinner with (living or not) and why them?
Comedians John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell. These two, in my opinion, make some of the funniest movies together and it would be hilarious to have dinner with them and see how they act.
Why is advocating with the AHA important to you?
I enjoy using my time in order to help the current and future health of the people that live within my community.