Grayson was raised in Deltaville, VA on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. His undergraduate training is in chemistry with a specialization in chemical physics (BSc - UVA 2016). His research interests include developing mechanistic understandings of heterogeneous catalysts, particularly those applied to reduction of carbon dioxide. Outside of lab, Grayson enjoys boating, fishing, and football. He is a member of the Chi Psi fraternity and Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity.