Karen Kilberg (LAS ’13) & Paul Carisma (CMN ’14, LAS MPS ’19)

Paul came to DePaul as an international student from Haiti, and Karen came from Chicago’s western suburbs. They met through a mutual friend in Brownstone’s Cafe and started dating soon after. They stayed in touch while Karen spent more than 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon while Paul returned to Haiti to work for a judicial rights NGO. They both returned to Chicago and began dating again.

Since their initial meeting, Karen and Paul have dated 3.5 years, but have known each other and been friends for 5.5 years. They are both grateful for having met at DePaul and have many fond memories of dating on campus.

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