Matthew and Maria met their first week of freshman year during Immersion Week in August 2011. Maria and her roommate, Brenda, had gone to dinner one evening only to find every single table was taken and filled. Glancing across the room, Maria spotted a table that had open seats with a young man already eating at the table. Maria suggested that they ask him if they could join him. When asked, he warmly smiled and said, “Of course,” and that is how Matt and Maria met! Matt and Maria got married on June 9, 2017, just a month short of their 5-year anniversary.