Colonial Love Q & A: Josh and Jordanna Sussman


Thanks to Joshua Pusateri, GWSB BBA ’10 MA ’13, and Jordanna Sussman, ESIA BA ’10,  for sharing their story!

Where did you meet on campus? Seventh Floor of Thurston — our dorm rooms were two doors down from each other. We saw each other frequently in the hallway.

What were your first impressions of each other? Josh was really unlike most of the guys I had met at GW — he was a total hippie, which was the complete opposite of me! I was drawn to his curly hair, hippie headbands, and unique taste in music. He was so down to earth, kind, sentimental, and confident.

For Josh, it was “like” at first sight — I knew there was something special about Jordie when I would come back to my dorm room and find little Post-It note messages on my desk from her.

What only-at-GW moment did you share as friends? One of our favorite date spots on campus was Cone E Island (RIP) for ice cream. I would call ahead to make sure they had a skinny minnie flavor of my liking, and Josh would always get the brownie special.

Tell us about your last visit to GW together or how GW has remained important in your life. Wedding photos on campus. We both also really formed our career paths at GW. I began my career as a fundraiser at the GW Office of Development and Alumni Relations as a caller and manager at the Colonial Connection. Today, I’m a consultant at Lautman Maska Neill & Company, where we specialize in direct response fundraising for nonprofits. Josh worked at Academic Technologies and now is an engineer for an IT consulting firm.

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