Thank you for raising this issue. You are in your 30s, I am in my 50s and I am part way through the Intro to EA program. If you can feel an outsider at 30 something, imagine how it might be for a 50 something.
These are briefly my thoughts
I hope that somehow I will find my place within the EA world - maybe I can set up "EA for Oldies; your contribution is relevant too"? I understand that I have only been looking at the Forum for a month or so; if someone can point to any area that does consider how those of us towards the end of our careers can contribute, I would be very grateful.