Edgar is from a small town in southern Colorado. His mother was a substitute teacher, and his father, a bit of a local sports hero, taught at the only high school in town. His was seen as the only Black family in town, though Edgar is proud that his ancestry includes Mexican American, Mayan, African, Irish and Cherokee. Currently, he works helping families who adopt babies find ways for the biological families to stay in contact with the child. He loves to work out, read, and write, and he’s considering going back to school for sonography. He also makes a mean carrot cake.
Edgar volunteered in a vaccine study because he feels, where HIV is concerned, there is so much at stake. He found volunteering to be a rewarding experience.