Emily Weeks ’22 and Karan Padmakumar’21

We met during the covid shut down – the summer of 2020. Karan was one of the first friends I made when I moved to San Marcos. He and his friend group became my home away from home. We had lots of similar interests: paddle boarding on the San Marcos river, hiking and hammocking at Spring Lake Trails, being overly competitive when playing spikeball, trying all the amazing tacos trucks, getting morning swims in with our friends at the campus recreation natatorium, and watching sunsets on the garage rooftop of Spec. We soon fell for each other and worked through 10 months of long-distance until I graduated. We now live in Kansas City with our two amazing doggos, Mika and Mal, and recently got engaged on our holiday to India in December.