I am the founder of FleetWorkshop.org, a site for hobbyist Trek prop scratch builders. I am also the designer of the GeekHack.org Galaxy Class keyboard, inspired by Star Trek TNG's LCARS graphics (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=58263.0), and have been been a obsessive fan of obscure Star Trek props since about the age of 12.
Professionally: I’ve worked for NASA, planned and conducted my own research at the CDC, and served as a foreign affairs analyst/speechwriter in the British Parliament; I founded, ran, and sold two separate software companies and one apparel company, and I have published peer-reviewed scholarship in leading journals across two separate academic disciplines. (Other than the occasional unpredictable infusion of cash, lots of stress, and the ability to impress status-conscious morons with the preceding sentence, all that ambition and hard work got me very little.)
Star Trek TNG, VOY, and original series films. Photoshop, Illustrator, Machining.