Director of Operations
Subject Specialties: University essay editor, SAT Subject Test (French)
Graden joined A-List Education UK in 2018 and acts as Director of Operations. Before moving to Europe, he was the Proposal Manager at a Systems Engineering consultancy in his hometown, San Diego, California. He earned his MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, his MA cum laude from Sciences Po Paris in International Public Management, and his BA magna cum laude with High Honours from New York University in French and Middle Eastern Studies. He also graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honours society for students of the humanities.
Graden has been involved in teaching, mentoring, and proofreading for nine years. He became a College Leader for the first-year student orientation program at NYU and volunteered at his residence hall to proofread and edit for his colleagues. He also tutored privately after graduating from NYU for the SAT/ACT, Advanced Placement courses, and specialised in helping students improve their essay writing skills.
When he is not at the library, Graden can be found sharpening his skills as a private pilot, swimming in open water and pool competitions with his London-based swim team, and hiking in the countryside.