Nora (Class of 2007) and Katrina (Class of 2004) did not meet at Bryn Mawr — technically — but never would have met, dated and later married without having Bryn Mawr in common. Today, they live in Boston with their beautiful daughter, who loved attending Reunion with so many Mawrters.
How did you meet?
We met on Valentine's Day after we both graduated and were living in Philly. It was an "All the Single Ladies" themed party hosted by fellow Mawrtyr Emily Donati '07.
Describe your experiences at Bryn Mawr with each other.
When our relationship was young, it was hard for us to believe that we hadn't met before since we identified so many shared experiences and we did overlap for one year at Bryn Mawr. We've come to realize, however, that our college experiences were plenty different. (Katrina studied Psychology and Education, was a Traditions Mistress, and was a member of the Honor Board. Nora studied Theater and English, studied abroad, and didn't attend an SGA meeting until her senior year. Several years into their relationship, Nora revealed that she thought the pond behind Rhoads had been there forever only to learn that it was built during Katrina's first year.)
Describe your connection with each other today.
A year after we met we decided to quit our jobs and move together from Philly to Boston, where we have been living (and employed, thankfully) ever since. We got married in 2013 and welcomed our daughter in 2016. Our home is sprinkled with Bryn Mawr memorabilia and one of daughter's first words was "owl."
How do you support and remain connected to the College today and why?
We're engrossed in the daily grind typical of working parents with a toddler. It's easy to forget that Bryn Mawr, in a way, brought us here ... a place that seems so distant from our college lives. And yet, it's there all the time in our three lanterns displayed in our bedroom, the term "Eastie beastie," stories that don't need explanation, and of course the close friends that we both have from college. Bryn Mawr is so important to us. We attend our reunions, support the college financially, volunteer, and encourage high school students to apply. We want Bryn Mawr to keep innovating and adapting so that future generations can be a part of the history and tradition that helped make us who we are — individually and as a couple.