Mary Dave

Known to call Pittsburgh, Houston, Kansas City, and Germany all home, Mary is currently a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. Her research interests are currently urban search and rescue robotics and multi-agent systems. Her favorite freetime activities include reading (especially classics and fantasy), hiking, playing with her German Shepherd, Glory, hanging out with family (especially her wonderful Grandma), and, best of all, spending time with Dave.
Born in Pullman, Washington, raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Dave is currently from Potsdam, a quaint town in northern New York. He was an undergrad at Carnegie Mellon and took a year off before grad school to work for Green Hills Software, a software company in Santa Barbara, CA. Fortunately, the beautiful Pittsburgh weather (or something else) drew him back to Pittsburgh, where he is working on his Ph.D. in computer science at CMU. His research is mostly in the area of compilers and systems. When he's not working, he enjoys reading (anything science fiction), hiking, and, of course, spending time with his fiance and Glory.
We were both undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon University and involved in the Oratory and Newman Club. We had several mutual friends, but as to how we fell in love, to quote Pride and Prejudice (Mary's favorite book), "I cannot fix on the house, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."
January 02, 2003 (01-02-03)
Mary's version: It was a particularly cold winter day when Dave suggested we drive up to the Adirondacks and snowshoe up a mountain. Dave, Glory, and I climbed to the top of Cascade Mountain. I was worried we would be late for dinner and almost ruined things by trying to hurry back down. Dave told me to sit down and enjoy the view, a cool blue sky punctuated with snow covered mountains. He said he really enjoyed the time together and asked how I'd feel about spending more time together, like the rest of our lives. I was completely surprised and could only match his eloquence with a "Sure!" and a smile. Then he gave me a beautiful ring. I had to wait until we returned to the car and took off my gloves to put it on. :-)
Dave's version: What Mary said :-)

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