Odell grew up in Brooklyn, New York and obtained his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering in Long Island, New York. He then went on to receive two master of science degrees in both manufacturing systems and electrical engineering in New Jersey. He then worked as an engineer and then later as an associate professor in the state of Connecticut. He has also lived and worked in the states of California and Oregon before relocating to South Carolina. He begins his mornings by offering bible teaching and prayer via a telephone network which has served many along the east coast. Scripture and motivational quotes are often posted via several social media venues. He is preparing to defend his doctoral dissertation in chemical engineering. His dissertation topic is entitled “Fundamental aspects of a novel technology for abatement of indoor allergens“.
Alongside his research is a very personal interest in essential oils and health benefits. He is a public health advocate for asthma, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury related diseases. He has been known to attend local and national forums and seminars on these illnesses as well as participate in 5K runs and walks associated with them. As a graduate student he has served as the community outreach coordinator for the “South Carolina Diversity Program” as well as president of the “Gamecocks Toastmasters Club”. He has also served as social media coordinator for a local nonprofit organization in his community. With all of this, his primary focus for the past 9 years has been on caring for both his parents . He believes that nothing he has learned or gained in life should be for self. The wisdom and experience that he has gained is intended to be shared to help, shape, inform or guide someone else along life’s tedious journey. His overall mission in life is to minister to the intellectual, social and spiritual needs of all people. In order for him to disseminate information, he plans to continue to write books and public speak throughout a plethora of different genres. To book him, contact him via email at his address below. “Hear counsel and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end” Proverbs 19:20 (KJV)