Dakota Leal (’19) and Christopher Mendez (’18)
Christopher caught Dakota’s attention in their criminal justice course, because he was so loud in class. They joined a study group later that semester and became friends, but never dated. Christopher graduated and commissioned in the Air Force and left San Marcos. After Dakota graduated, she also left the area and began her career. It wasn’t until three years later that they confessed their love to each other, and they have been together for a year, with many more to come.