About Aaron Grayson


Team & Organizational Leadership and Social Impact Leadership

Aaron Grayson is a San Jose, CA native. He attended Stanford University and graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Science, Technology and Society with a focus on Organizational Theory. Upon graduation, Aaron was selected to participate in a rigorous two-year leadership training program within Apple Retail, and helped open two flagship retail locations before becoming a Manager of a 130-employee team.

In 2015, after five years at Apple, Aaron decided to take some time away from the tech industry to further explore his passion for musical theatre. An avid fan of the arts, he landed an ensemble role in Stage 1 Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls,” whose performance led to him securing a lead role as John in Broadway by the Bay’s 2016 production of “Miss Saigon.”

In January 2016, Aaron returned to Stanford University as a Project Manager for “Stanford, I Screwed Up,” a one-night showcase of student stories of failure and resilience told through various artistic means—including storytelling, spoken word, dance, song, and comedy. Through this experience, he discovered a passion for student mentorship and development, and is currently working in student course evaluation research at Stanford.