OXYGEN -- The couple met at San Francisco State University in 2012 and started dating. After graduation, Perez went to work for a local technology firm, while Colombo moved to New York to attend Columbia University through the Bridge to the Ph.D Program for underrepresented students.
The couple maintained a long-distance relationship, and Perez frequently visited from San Francisco.
“We did a lot of exploring,” Perez said. “He would shepherd me across his city. We went to lots of restaurants, ate a lot of food. We walked the highline, and enjoyed the flowers.”