Five years after we were introduced by a mutual friend in New York City, we tied the knot and decided to make Philadelphia our home. In Philly and throughout our lives, we constantly feel the strength and support of our extended community of friends and family. We have built a comfortable rhythm in our life together, filled with family, friends, generosity, learning, laughter, music, and a strong sense of home. We are so excited to grow our family and share the life we’ve built together with a child.
We have both chosen work that supports social justice, striving for communities where everyone has resources, education, and green space to lead fulfilling lives. Both at work and outside it, we care about building a sense of community. During the pandemic, it’s been as important as ever for us to feel connected to our neighbors, friends, and family.
We have fun traveling together, especially to lakes, beaches, and parks. We love getting to know places by walking around, trying restaurants, and finding local artists and musicians. Wherever we are, we enjoy cooking and eating delicious food — fresh pasta, street-cart tacos, and spicy curries are just a few of our favorites.
We also love the feeling of arriving back home after a trip or weekend activity. We relax together by cooking, watching movies, doing crossword puzzles, playing or listening to music, and hanging out with our eight-year-old niece. Our sweet and silly dog, Coda, brings comfort and entertainment to our home life.