Edward lives and breathes sustainability and takes a holistic approach to environmental design. He’s interested in leading conversations about the role our physical environment plays in our overall health and well-being.
He’s worked in a myriad of environmental fields including waste management, water conservation, and food sustainability. An agent of change, he spearheaded the “Straws Suck” campaign at San Jose State University, successfully eliminating the use of disposable straws throughout the campus’ publicly funded spaces, as well as helped the school become styrofoam free. Additionally, he was part of an educational outreach program that reduced dining room food waste by 60 percent. His secret for success: engage stakeholders, speak to them on their level, and tackle a project from a position of understanding versus judging. He brings this unique skillset to WRNS Studio where he works on the Microsoft Redmond Office project, assisting the team with general administrative duties, making sure the project runs smoothly.
Edward earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Energy, from San Jose State University. Following his coursework, he held positions at the university’s facilities development and operations divisions, overseeing sustainability initiatives. Adhering to the practice what you preach ethos, in his free time, he competitively power lifts. He’s ranked in the top 30 in California for his weight class, sustaining his lifestyle on a pescatarian diet. And when he’s not competing, you’ll find him biking and hiking, enjoying a work-life balance.