Edward Gracia joined the Inter-American Foundation in September 2020. He served previously as the Associate Director for the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission, an independent advisory body created to review U.S. drug policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean. Before his time with the Commission, Edward worked for the Congressional Research Service, a non-partisan agency that conducts research exclusively for Congress.
Edward holds an M.A. from Georgetown University and B.A. from Haverford College. He has also studied at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Edward enjoys spending his free time with his parents, who live in Southwest Virginia. He speaks fluent Spanish.