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Born and raised in Wilmington, DE, I found myself a chemical engineer who developed an interest in materials science. I quickly learned that I was not my father in the sense of his comprehensive mechanical, electrical, and troubleshooting skills, but I did have a gift for creating and longer-term innovation. As a marginal Yankee, I slowly relocated to the South of the United States. I have served in various roles as Materials Scientist and/or Engineer for companies in the automotive and aerospace industries. I have temporarily (or maybe not) relocated myself towards education. My ongoing rediscovery is complicated by my Irish-American becomes maritally-based Hispanic (dare I say Mexican) existence, with all the relevant baggage of the political context of where we are.