We met in 2011 in Washington, DC through a non-profit organization we both volunteered for. Our passion for helping our communities allowed us to form a friendship.
Over the years, our friendship evolved into a passionate, deep, and respectful love. We spent the first year of our relationship in Washington, DC and then took our love (and our dog) bicoastal to California.
Within months of sharing a home together in San Francisco, we got engaged. A year later (in 2017), we got married in front of our closest family and friends. We are enjoying marriage and looking forward to starting our family.
We live in San Francisco, California in the sunny neighborhood of Potrero Hill. This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city that sits atop a hill. It is filled with beautiful kid-friendly parks, classic homes, and is very family oriented. There are new shops and restaurants opening all around us, and we neighbor the culture-packed neighborhood of the Mission, as well as the
growing neighborhood of Dogpatch that overlooks the bay.
We live with our 65 pound rescue dog named Anya Nala Rao. She is a golden lab mix and the most loving, playful, and sweet dog we've ever met (we may be biased). She is wonderful around our friends' kids whenever they come over. She's also a huge fan of Potrero Hill since she gets taken to the dog park on a daily basis and gets to meet and play with other neighborhood dogs.
Shivangi was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong and diverse community of friends and family. Her entire family has migrated to the west coast over the years. Her parents currently live in Southern California, and her brother lives in the Bay Area with his wife. Shivangi is thankful to have received so much love, acceptance, and security from her family, and can't wait to provide that to her future children.
Outside of her fulltime career as a healthcare professional, Shivangi has a passion for cooking and loves how food brings people together. She loves to host family dinners and create colorful food using natural and healthy ingredients. She has made her passion into a small business as a food blogger. She hopes to help others find their way to optimal health through her cooking, recipes, and lifestyle approach.
Shivangi believes in finding balance between work and life so she can spend time with herfriends and family. In her spare time, Shivangi practices yoga, paints, spends time with her family and friends, and walks outside with the dog.
Vikram was raised in a family of four in a small and humble town in Ohio. He has one younger brother who lives with his
partner in New Orleans, and his parents still live in the home he grew up in. Vikram grew up playing baseball, participating in school plays, and singing classical Indian music. Vikram wants nothing more than to pass down the values he was given from his parents including humility, education, and family to his future children.
Vikram is a very ambitious and goal oriented person. He runs half marathons, taught himself how to bake loaves of bread and cake, and became fluent in Spanish in addition to pursuing a successful career in finance. He also recently taught himself how to play golf and enjoys spending time playing golf with friends.
Vikram believes in creating a strong community wherever life takes him. His friends and family mean the world to him, and he has kept in touch with friends since he was in elementary school. Vikram has also created a close-knit group of friends and relatives in the Bay Area.