We’re in a global crisis with multiple interconnected systems moving toward collapse. Problems spanning the planet make the word complexity seem simplistic. Environmental, human and planetary forces form a continuously changing complex System of Systems and networks. Climate change combined with human nature seem to be the largest stumbling blocks. Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poverty, poaching and illegal wildlife trade are increasing exponentially in relation to climate change.
I hit a point where my involvement from the sidelines was no longer enough, and in early 2020 left my 20-year career in tech to return to the scientific community. My work now centers around solving these problems. I am happy to hear that my engineering background is needed in both research and implementation for change.
I am pursing a Master’s in Science and considering a PhD, toward long-term goals to create innovative ways to protect endangered, threatened and vulnerable wildlife and habitat through sustainable solutions.