-Software engineer by trade
-BS in Pure Mathematics and MS in Theoretical Comp Science (thesis on formalizing stronger guarantees on join-semidistributive lattice construct in a subset of the simply-typed polymorphic lambda calculus "System-F")
-By no means an industrial or materials engineer, but sufficient experience in materials and design, such that, using "jellybean" components (i.e. off-the-rack components like Parker DCVs, Prince cylinders, Omron sensors, etc) can design process equipment to operate within safe ASME constraints with sufficient experience in FEA simulations in Abaqus, etc.
-Recreational farmer in rural MA (with conventional compact tractor + PTO). Spent the last ~6 years independently researching horticulture and botany.
-Primary focus on semi-large scale biodiversity through science via systemic hybridization, to combat the incumbent mass-agricultural practices that have impending potential grand-scale failure due to the inability to fight pathogens with in a mono-culture environment ("Great Famine" en masse).
-Auxiliary focus - Lowering the barrier to entry for those who wish to be involved in 'ethical farming' by lowering the knowledge&price entry barriers (e.g. even cheap chinese hydraulic 'one and done' cylinders still cost a pretty penny, even more for DCVs..) for those who want to earn a "comfortable" living while concurrently reducing total ecofootprint (i.e.: the Life Cycle Cost Analysis ISO which do "cradle to grave" analysis, including impact analysis[both monetarily and ecologically] for transport of materials and goods sourced all the way through proper disposal/recycling of equipment/goods as they get decommissioned)
-Secondary focus to get clean potable water well sources (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist_well_drilling) available in addition to the educational resources for proper sanitary systems/maintenance (n.b. this is where the missionary's good intentions fell short; some communities were not informed of proper distances/disposal of human and animal waste, leading to systemic contamination of the water table. Additionally, wells were cased with ductile iron, leading to eventual corrosion and brittle failure)