Prior to his work with the City of Syracuse, he was responsible for data analysis, communications, and marketing for the Office of Alumni Relations at Syracuse University. This included building processes for collecting and combining data, analyzing, and then making recommendations about effective ways to reach alumni and predicting registration and turnout at events.
Edelstein has also done marketing and communications work for Cultural Tourism DC, a non-profit in Washington, DC, where I ran social media accounts and published a weekly e-newsletter. He analyzed the data from all forms of communication to fine-tune messages and scheduling. He also worked for ICF International and consulted with federal government agencies, making recommendations about effective ways to train and manage employees.
He has a Masters Degree in Information Management from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and a Bachelors Degrees in Economics and Policy Studies from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University.