Edward was born in Brooklyn, NY to a Puerto Rican family. He is now the cleaning staff supervisor for the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC (Virginia Tech Carilion campus) in Roanoke, VA. He has not had Covid but knows plenty of people who had it. As a matter of fact, he lost one brother and two high school friends to Covid. He has pretty much stayed in Roanoke during the pandemic and plans to get the vaccine.