I'm slowly changing who I am and how I think of myself. A year ago I was an electrical engineer (PE MSEE / OSU) working for a solar inverter manufacture in Bend Oregon today I'm a student in the MPH bio-stats eip program here at OHSU. I grew up in St Louis and started my undergrad at University of Missouri before leaning practical foreign affairs in the Air Force in southeast Asia. Completed my undergrad in engineering at DeVry Institute in Phoenix and moved to Oregon and completed my MSEE. Practiced electrical engineering at various companies in the Portland area. Gradually be came more interested in and aware of international aid and emergencies. I volunteered / vacationed in Kyrgyzstan helping to understand and improve a micro-credit program. Later I did an emergency mission with Dr w/o Borders where I managed the non-medical side of a 100 bed orthopedic field recovery hospital in central Java. Looking forward to transitioning my engineering problem solving skills to public health.