Katie (Fritts) and Mitchell Niehoff met in fall 2006 during that semester’s first meeting of the Perfect 10 Improv group.
“Perfect 10 Improv was such a great way to exercise creativity and socialize,” she says. “Over the years, it was often a joke from the audience that he was ‘proposing’ … until five years later at my final show when he actually popped the question!”
Mitchell earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 2009, and Katie earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2011. The couple was married in September 2011.
“Our wedding cake topper was a gear with our last name in it that I made as my final project for my waterjet class – two birds, one stone,” she adds.
Mitchell works as a research and development systems analyst at Pfizer. Katie works as a DeltaV process automation senior engineer at Emerson.
Their relationship advice?
“Stick at improving your communication, like coming at a discussion in different ways and through the views of different roles,” she says. “Creativity doesn’t always mean being off the wall as much as able to think in different mindsets.”
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