I am a current and former mechanical engineer. I studied at various universities on the eastern seaboard to obtain various engineering degrees, worked in aerospace, and at one point dropped out of grad school to be an ESL teacher in East Asia. Wow was that a mistake.
But it wasn't. I was going to drop out of grad school anyway, and while in Asia I learned a lot about life, the world, myself, and other people. I also met my wife there, and wrote one book and one half in my copious free time.
I hope to write more visionary sci-fi... We will see if anyone reads the first one. Your support is appreciated. Please leave a review.