I am a nerdy, introverted electrical engineering major at Virginia Tech, graduating in December. At that time I will commission as an officer in the US Navy, though I don't know what I'll be doing/where I'll be going yet. My interview for the Navy's nuclear power program is Nov 13 and that will basically decide my fate.
I love to read (my apartment is drowning under the weight of the books) and for the past two summers I've been a volunteer counselor at a Harry Potter camp. I wanted to be a writer when I was younger, but my parents told me they'd only pay for a useful major. Then I got an ROTC scholarship to pay my way...but still majored in engineering. *shrugs*
I got involved with Nano because of a college roommate (English major) who told me that engineers couldn't write because it involved big words. I set out to prove her wrong by beating her at Nano and absolutely loved the supportive community and exciting atmosphere. Two years later, I'm still here, excited for my 4th Nano.
Nov 14 Update: WOOHOO!!! I'm in the middle of this crazy mixture of shock and adrenaline rush because I PASSED MY NUKE INTERVIEW!!! And now to catch up the 6k I'm behind on Nano because of it...