Tara and Jacob ('15)

Q: How did the two of you meet?

Tara and Jacob: We met in 2013 through our major, Computer Graphics Technology. We had most of our classes together and started out as friends.

Q: What were your first impressions of each other?

Tara: I thought that he was very sweet and had a similar sense of humor to me.

Jacob: My first impression of Tara was that I really wanted to talk to her, but would probably never get to because she was in a different friend group.

Q: What were your experiences like working in the MPC together?

Tara: I loved it! Most of our shared time at the MPC, we were just friends still. So, it was really fun getting to come to work with someone I was so close to and got along with so well.

I also knew Jacob had a different design style than I did, so I was able to use his skills on some of my MPC projects when I got stuck. It was really helpful!

Jacob: Working at the MPC was always fun, and rarely felt like work. Being able to work with Tara felt like an extension of our class time together, and it served as a bridge to us starting to hang out outside of class.

Q: What were your favorite memories together in college?

Tara: I would say working at the MPC might even be my fondest memory. I learned so much about design, had a great boss (Nate!), and to this day, Jacob and I remain close with most of our other coworkers from our time there.

Jacob: Since we worked in the Campus Center, Tara and I would get coffee together at either Starbucks or Caribou almost every day. That time definitely added up and is probably responsible for us eventually falling in love.

Q: What does life look like for you both now after college?

Tara and Jacob: We bought a house together at the end of 2018 near Irvington and live there with our cats! After over seven years together, we got married in October 2022.