We first met in 2011 as graduate students and quickly developed a shared love of literature, robots, science, and volunteering. With Mike’s thoughtfulness and creativity and Rachel’s energy and joyfulness, we realized we could build a supportive, adventurous, and loving life together; we married in December 2014. Rachel works as a high school English teacher and Mike works as a data scientist. We both love to cook for each other and for other people, often using food from our garden. We enjoy hiking and visiting horse farms (to see Rachel’s favorite animal). Together we’re active in our church and community. We lead a small group, Mike volunteers as a high school computer science tutor, and Rachel sings with the local community choir.