We met in the summer of 2010 when we were both working in a research lab at The University of Iowa for the summer. Nicole was only working 1-2 mornings per week in the lab, which cut down on the time they could get to know each other. Collin made up for this by being in the hallway “drinking coffee” as much as possible on the mornings Nicole was working. Collin eventually asked Nicole out on a date. They went to Whitey’s Ice Cream in downtown Iowa City and walked around campus and downtown. The rest, as they say, is history. Collin proposed in July 2016 in Iowa City.