Camille Sanchez, GABELLI ’09, and Julian Martinez met as undergraduates through the Academia Hispana club at Fordham, but they did not start dating until February 2010, Sanchez writes, after Martinez posted “a silly Facebook post” about accepting applications for a Valentine’s Day date. She jokingly requested an application, so he created one for her.
“I filled it out with the silliest of answers and sent it back,” Sanchez writes. The date went so well that they decided to keep seeing each other despite Sanchez’s move to Los Angeles the following month. Martinez proposed in February 2015, a few weeks before Sanchez returned to New York City. They welcomed a daughter in February 2017 and got married on August 16, 2019.
Last February, Sanchez and Martinez were among more than 70 Fordham alumni couples—from the 1960s to the Class of 2019—who responded to a call from the alumni relations office to share their love stories on social media. From tales of blind dates and dating apps to lunch tables and libraries, these couples have at least one thing in common—they’re grateful that Fordham brought them together. See their photos and read their stories here. And send your own Fordham love story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.