In grad school, Jessie and I shared an office and a tea kettle. I even crashed on her futon at 1AM after a long day of research. Almost a decade later (kidding! kinda… ?), I got the pleasure of capturing memories for Jessie and her fiancé Jason!
Like all Penn State love stories, Jessie and Jason met at a graduate seminar in statistics. ? I remember when Jessie first told me about Jason, she jokingly said, “Our professor was our cupid.” #weare an institution that supports academic growth and fosters romantic relationships. Work-life balance at its finest, folks. ? And just like that, both their personal and professional lives took leaps and bounds. Beyond celebrating their recent engagement, Dr. Fu and Dr. Yang are also celebrating a new postdoc position and professorship. Congratulations all around!! ??
Jessie – Feels like yesterday that we’re on the second floor of Moore, eh? And I’m still giving you a ride home in my 2000 Camry. Some things just don’t change. ? I am so happy for you and your coming adventures, especially with Jason by your side. Did you notice the way he tucks your hair, the way he gently pulls you to the side to dodge incoming traffic, or the way he looks at you with so much tenderness? You’ve got yourself a good one, Jess!
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