Grayson is a researcher and analyst at Quilliam.
He is an undergraduate senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder, majoring in political science, with minors in philosophy and religious studies. He is originally from Bethesda, Maryland, and grew up in a house with both parents having careers in politics and advocacy.
Grayson was formerly the CU Boulder Chapter President of the student organization BRIDGE USA, a group that promotes civil discourse between students with differing political opinions. He has also interned for the US Congress’s House Judiciary Committee, as well as in the Boulder office of former Congressman and current Colorado Governor Jared Polis. He spent his freshman year of college at Sewanee: The University of the South, after accepting an offer to play for the school’s basketball team.
He was an opinion columnist for the student newspaper, The CU Independent, and has since published opinion pieces in several outlets, while being a regular contributor to Quilliam’s online journal – Qperspective and has worked on a number of projects, including AMATE (American Muslims Against Extremism).
Grayson is currently working on a book about the week he spent traveling in China’s far-western Xinjiang region, and the human rights crisis taking place there, due to be published December 2020. His other areas of focus include freedom of speech, immigration, and the roots of violent extremism.