Dr. Kent Mesplay is the founder and President of the Turtle Island Institute, an online "virtual university" intended to "combine the best of new and emerging alternative technologies in our current culture with that of the ancient wisdom of indigenous cultures to provide for a sustainable future for all life on Earth." He is also one of only four Greens listed on the California Presidential primary ballot. Mesplay -- who earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering -- notes that he was "raised among remote rain forest dwellers" in Papua New Guinea. Mesplay formerly worked in the field of artificial legs and cybernetics. These days, he is busy advocating alternative energy development (i.e., huge wind turbines) within indigenous communities, ecotourism, and organic farming.