Michael Graglia was the founding director of the Future of Property Rights program at New America. Graglia currently serves as the Managing Director of the Syngap Research Fund (SRF). He created this organization to accelerate research into SYNGAP1, a rare neurological disease that his son has.
Previously, he came from a career in international development and strategy that has seen him in various roles at the Gates Foundation, the Boston Consulting Group, the World Bank Group, the International Catholic Migration Commission in Zimbabwe, and Peace Corps Namibia where he founded a scholarship program to fund women's education.
Graglia has an MBA from Columbia University where he was a Bronfman Fellow and an MA in Southeast Asian studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS where he was a PD Soros Fellow. Graglia studied Mathematics at Gonzaga University, S.J.