Aside from being a huge fantasy geek, I’m a graduate student in genetics, with bachelors degrees in molecular biology and history–yeah, I know, they go together so well. During my undergrad, I studied abroad in Rome for a semester, mostly focusing on ancient history.
I also love volunteering. I’ve volunteered since I was 14 at a wide range of venues, including animal shelters, soup kitchens, and river cleanups. It’s a great way to contribute to society, feel more positively about yourself, and add some variety to your experiences. I can’t recommend it enough.