Cristina Otelea Dadds (BA Politics and Modern Languages, 2014; MA International Relations) and Jack Dadds (BA Philosophy and Politics, 2017)

I met Jack in June 2014, on my final night in SubZero before graduation. I was looking for my friends when Chelsea Dagger came on, but I found Jack instead. We walked to Wivenhoe on our first proper date and shared lunch.  I knew then and there he was a keeper! 

I ended up staying at Essex for my Masters while Jack finished his undergraduate degree. We moved to London together and finally tied the knot in August 2021. 

On the right, a photo of Cristina and Jack smiling on a night out at Essex. On the left, Cristina and Jack on their wedding day, walking down the aisle.