Edward has been in the Foreign Service since 2013. His first post assignment was in Guangzhou, China, where he worked in the Consular Section. He has also been posted to Moscow, Russia, where he worked in the Economic Section, the Political Section, and served as the Staff Assistant to Ambassador Jon Huntsman. Edward also spent a year on the Ukraine Desk in Washington, D.C. covering economic issues. As of spring 2021, he is in Hungarian language training in preparation for three years in Embassy Budapest's Political Section.
While at William & Mary Law, Edward benefited from a summer fellowship given by the Program in Comparative Legal Studies & Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, which allowed him to intern at International Bridges to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland. The following summer, with a Public Service Fund fellowship, he interned at a Department of Justice immigration court in northern Virginia. Edward was also an Articles Editor for the William & Mary Law Review, and took a number of courses at William & Mary related to international issues, such as International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, Transnational Law, Comparative Law, and Immigration Law.
"The opportunities afforded by William and Mary made the difference in my getting the job I wanted. I received generous grants for both of my summers which enabled me to pursue internships at an international NGO in Geneva and at an immigration court in the DC area. In the classroom I took a number of courses related to international affairs, and found my professors to be not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also approachable and clearly devoted to their students. The education I received at W&M was instrumental in my becoming a Foreign Service Officer."