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#ARUinLove: Kim and Evan

Kim and Evan's story

Kim, our wonderful Alumni Officer, tells us the story of how she met her now husband at ARU.

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Kim and Evan's engagement photoshoot.
Kim and Evan's engagement photoshoot.

Evan and I met after a chance meeting on ARU’s Chelmsford campus back at the beginning of 2017, when he was in the middle of his PhD and I was working in The MedBIC at the time.

Kim and Evan enjoying the sunshine
Kim and Evan enjoying the sunshine

We clicked straight away and began to spend more and more time together, FaceTiming almost every night of our relationship. After meeting each other’s families, them meeting each other (slightly trickier when one family lives almost 3000 miles away!) and me proofreading his PhD a few Christmases ago, Evan proposed in January last year.

Kim and Evan having fun in the snow!
Kim and Evan having fun in the snow!

We got married in November, moved in together, Evan submitted his PhD with final corrections and we flew to Nigeria for his brother’s wedding all within a month, making 2019 an incredible year.

Kim and Evan walking down the aisle as husband and wife on their wedding day!
Kim and Evan walking down the aisle as husband and wife on their wedding day!
Kim and Evan in the wedding car
Kim and Evan in the wedding car

I’m incredibly grateful for his support, not only for me, but of my whole family through a difficult time a few years ago. He’s not just my husband, he’s my best friend, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kim and Evan in Nigeria.
Kim and Evan in Nigeria.
Kim and Evan at his brother's wedding in Nigeria
Kim and Evan at his brother's wedding in Nigeria.

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