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Zach Graves

Executive Director

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Zach Graves is Executive Director at the Foundation for American Innovation. Previously he was head of policy at FAI, and managed the policy team. His research and writing focuses on the intersection of technology and governance issues, including work to strengthen science and technology expertise and capacity in Congress. Before joining FAI, he was director of the R Street Institute's technology and innovation policy program. Prior to that, he worked at the Cato Institute as manager of new media.

He is currently a fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is a member of the Polaris Council, a science and technology advisory board for the Government Accountability Office. He is also a contributing editor at American Purpose magazine. In addition, he is a board member of the Institute for Progress.

He holds an MA in aesthetics and politics from the California Institute of the Arts, and a BA in philosophy from the University of California at Davis. Zach is married and lives in Washington, DC.

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