Hello everyone. I'm currently an undergrad applied mathematics student (entering my fourth year). I will then be entering graduate school where I plan to receive my masters and then PhD in engineering (mechanical). I'm mostly interested in math, science, casual photography, music, and animals. Academics come naturally to me, but social skills unfortunately do not. I'm extremely socially awkward. At my University, I talk to people but only on a professional, really. I have only had a few close friends over the years, with which I could discuss anything. I'm quite reserved until I know someone well. Anyway, I have been interested in furry fandom for years (I have learned all I could over the internet, particularly furry youtubers), but recently decided to try to meet some furries. I think it would be great to get a fursuit one day, a dalmatian mix, but I don't want to wait any longer to participate in the fandom. Does anyone have any advice for getting started? I appologize for the long intro, but I feel like the fandom is a place where I may be able to finally be myself.