Born in Philippines where his parents founded a school for disadvantaged youth, Mr. Timothy Neely after graduating from college, worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa. He served as a United Nations Foreign Service Officer and was appointed as a diplomat in China, Taiwan, The Philippines, India, Canada and Morocco. Mr. Neely has his expertise in economics, science, technology, and environmental reporting and issue analysis. His special interests include history, science and international relations.

Mr. Timothy Neely retired from full-time work in November 2015 and ever since then has been enjoying writing and travelling. He is presently in the Foreign Service Institute retirement/Job Search Program and is interested in making positive contributions to economic development and international understanding.