Edgar Velasco serves as a Senior Associate, working with each of the legislative terms, researching provisions included in State budgets. Prior to joining Stateside, Mr. Velasco gained experience interning in the New York State Assembly, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, and MetLife’s Federal Government Relations office in Washington D.C. Mr. Velasco also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Puerto Rico State Senate for Majority Leader Carmelo Rios. Mr. Velasco graduated from the Institute of Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) 2018 class of the The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) at George Mason University, and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Finance from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) – Rio Piedras campus. Mr. Velasco passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 1 exam and loves finance and fiscal issues, as well as their intersection with the public policy sector.