Sean Gralton ’88
Sean moved east and began working on democratic projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, Sean worked closely for several years with the Afghan Electoral Commission as a legal advisor and was the head of the Electoral Complaint Commission Secretariat in 2005 during Afghanistan’s first national legislative election. He also worked with the Afghan National Assembly after the election with the State University of New York’s Parliamentary Assistance Project.
Since the time he was young, Sean was certain that he wanted to be a lawyer. He achieved his ambition by graduating from Boston University law school in 1996, but was at a loss as to what to do next. Given his interest in politics, a move to Washington was the next natural step, leading to a short but interesting career with three notable members of Congress, beginning as an intern with Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II, then as a legislative assistant to Representative John Conyers Jr., then the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and finally as communications director for Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, D.C.
Sean is now working part time as an administrative law judge in New York and is continuing his work on international issues when not spending time with his partner, Marina, and his daughter, Neoma.