Thanks to Douglas Feitosa Tome, GWSB MS ’16, and Eva Jie Zhao for sharing their story!
Where did you meet on campus? We met in Philip Amsterdam Hall.
What were your first impressions of each other? I thought Eva was very outgoing and friendly. She felt I was kind of nerdy but still interesting—maybe because of the dancing!
What only-at-GW moment did you share as a couple? In the first week after we met, we went to Kogan Plaza every night and talked for hours (usually until 1 or 2 am). After each talk, I would walk her back to Mitchell Hall. On our way to her dorm, we always crossed the University Yard while it was completely empty under a majestic dark blue sky.
Tell us about your last visit to GW together on how GW has remained important in your life. Eva came to D.C. last year to spend the holidays with me, and we walked around campus several times to relive some of our great memories. We went to Philip Amsterdam Hall, Mitchell Hall, the University Yard, the School of Business, and the Gelman Library. We also had brunch at Tonic and visited a few friends who still live on campus. Like every time when we are on campus together, we still feel the excitement we felt back in our student orientation during our first week at GW. GW has been the place where we have reunited time and time again, and so it has been and will always be a unique place for us.
Anything else you want to share. Fun fact: Out of the four years Eva and I have been dating, we lived on campus in three of them!