Joshua Mata (’21) and Danielle Vinklarek
A few weeks into their biology course, Joshua noticed Danielle and thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He moved up a few rows to sit behind her, hoping he’d have the opportunity to talk to her. His chance came when the professor asked the class to discuss the lecture amongst themselves. They bonded over their music interests and vowed to stay friends after the class ended. When COVID hit, the pair continued talking and tried to see each other when they could. Eventually, they spent more and more time together off-campus. When Joshua graduated, he stayed in San Marcos and after a few dates, he asked to be Danielle’s boyfriend. Joshua says he is grateful Texas State brought him together with his best friend. Danielle is set to graduate in the spring.