• And the Rest is History: Dartmouth Love Stories 2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020
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This Valentine’s Day, cuddle up with a good love story. We’ve gathered Dartmouth couples who met during their days on campus—or found each other years after graduation. Read about how they met, their favorite Dartmouth memories, and what they're up to today.

Alexandra (Woodruff) Lange ’17 and Joshua Lange ’17


Wedding photo by Amy Donohue Photography

How did you meet?
We met on trips (flatwater kayaking, section I)! and upon returning to campus, learned we were both living in Russell Sage. We were best friends from day one and started ‘officially dating’ about a week and a half later. Josh proposed about 9 months after graduation and we were married this past July on campus at Rollins Chapel (and had our reception at the Woodstock Inn in nearby Woodstock, VT).

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We have too many wonderful memories together at Dartmouth to pick just one—but Freshman winter was a season for great memories, as we both grew up in warm places (San Diego, CA & Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and bonded over how completely unprepared we were for Hanover winters.

What are you up to now?
We currently live in La Jolla, CA with our black lab Maia (a former frat puppy) and are both pursuing PhDs at University of California, San Diego.

Diksha Gautham ’15 and Joshua Wang ’15

How did you meet?
We were freshmen floormates in East Wheelock. We dated off and on for three years, before deciding to get serious our senior year. We had an instant connection—like we were best friends before we even met. Diksha was attracted to Josh's fun, enthusiastic energy and his easy-going attitude. Josh was attracted to her joyful and exuberant attitude.

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Our first kiss was on the Dartmouth Green. Right when we kissed, the sprinklers went off!

What are you up to now?
After graduation we moved to San Francisco together. Eight years after we met, we got engaged, and are now married!

Katie Adams ’13 and Emily Fletcher ’13

How did you meet?
We met at Dartmouth right before graduating.

What are you up to now?
We’re getting married in Seattle (both of our hometowns) in June. We live in Ann Arbor, MI while I pursue an MBA/MPP dual degree program at University of Michigan. Katie works as a data scientist and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in computer science from Georgia Tech. 

Megan Bunnell ’13, MED’19 and Eric Schlobohm ’11 

How did you meet?
Eric and I both stayed in town for Thanksgiving during my sophomore and his senior year. We met at his fraternity a few nights before the holiday and he asked me to formal shortly thereafter. The formal was at the DOC house—the same place as our rehearsal dinner more than eight years later.

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Dartmouth has become such a special place for the two of us. We are both skiers, Eric skied for Dartmouth, and I ski recreationally. The winter after we met we decided to go to the Skiway for the day, but Eric could not find his skis, which he swore were “somewhere in Psi U.” Instead we went to the golf course and rented Nordic skis. 

What are you up to now?
We were married at the Skiway in May and honeymooned this winter in Zermatt. Eric works in healthcare technology in Boston and Megan is a first-year OB/GYN resident at the Brigham/Mass General program. We live in Jamaica Plain and have a puppy named Murphy after one of our favorite spots in Hanover.

Aki Onda ’12 and Mela Omeri ’12

How did you meet?
We met at a 4th of July barbecue during our sophomore summer.

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We went to Molly’s on our first date and 5 years later we had lunch at the same booth when we got engaged.

What are you up to now?
We live in New Jersey and work in New York. Aki works in retail and Mela works in finance. We recently bought a house in NJ and have a corgi named Dino.

Abbe (Sokol) Cart ’10 Tu’18 and James Cart ’10

How did you meet?
We met during freshman fall. We both played goalie in soccer, so Abbe challenged James to a competition called "goalie wrestling." We remained friends through sophomore spring, when James took advantage of an empty dorm spot to join a two-room triple with Abbe's brother (Greg Sokol, D'10). We started dating during sophomore summer. A strong friendship was a great start. It also helped with pong chemistry that Abbe is right-handed and James is a lefty.

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We threw a birthday party involving a hike up and a ski down Mt. Moosilauke and an afternoon of sledding, puppies, and snowball fights. When Abbe got to the bottom, James was on one knee, ready to propose. We got married in the BEMA that summer, two days before Abbe started at Tuck. Our group of Dartmouth friends is the absolute best. It's so cool to have people who've known both of us, together and separately, for over a decade.

What are you up to now?
We live in Boston and are excited to become a first-time aunt and uncle this April. 

Jessica Alvarez ’06 and Phil Klay ’05

How did you meet?
Phil was assigned to a room on the fourth floor of New Hampshire Hall. A freshman girl in the room across from his decided she’d go check out the new guy. She knocked on his door, and he answered—shirtless. She emailed the other two guys who would share his room, “Your new roommate is a real weirdo.” So... it wasn’t love at first sight.

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We were friends for eight years before we started dating in 2011. After Phil left the Marine Corps and returned to New York we reconnected and Jessica realized that true love had been there all along, waiting across the hall, shirtless and possibly very weird.

What are you up to now?
We married in 2014. We live in New York City and have two kids, with a third one on the way. Our advice: Be nice to your next-door neighbor. You might marry one day.

Antonia Rutigliano Nedder ’89 and Joe Nedder ’89

How did you meet?
We met during our senior year in an Informative Speaking class. Neither of us had planned to take the class but we both ended up there due to scheduling.

What’s a favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Antonia asked Joe to her fall sorority formal—and he proposed seven months later, soon after graduation.

What are you up to now?
We have been married for almost 30 years and live outside of Boston. We have three children, ages 24, 21, and 19. Joe is COO at Edelman Financial Engines and Antonia is an attorney who is now enjoying a second career as a full-time musician.