Who is this Edwin Poché no one keeps talking about?
I am! That's me over to the left there. And that's my name up there in the URL bar and again in the upper-left corner of your screen on the black cloud. Honestly, I don't know how you made it this far into the site without noticing.
I'm originally from the town of Bay Shore, NY, where I attended the finest public schools the state mandated I attend. For undergraduate, I received a BA in Creative Writing as well as an interdisciplinary BS in Mathematical Sciences and History from Loyola University in Baltimore. While in the Charm City, I published my first chapbook which received honorable mention from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs for collegiate work, as well as being chosen as one of four student writers for Baltimore's CityLit Project in 2009.
Following college, I spent a year in Southeast Asia as a professor of English at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. Upon my return to the states, I was worked as a Data Analyst for the DC-based IT research firm, RainKing Solutions. After half a year at the firm, I was promoted to Senior Data Analyst and oversaw the work of a team of eight other analysts. During this same period, I began performing stand-up comedy, with the pie-eyed hopes of one day starring in a buddy cop film with Robert Downey Jr.
Currently, I'm pursuing a Masters degree in Creative Technology at VCU Brandcenter with plans to graduate in May 2014. But I hear the weather in Chile is nice around this time of year...