Ryan Harrison and Caitlin Baumer

by Anastasia Zein, Published March 11, 2016

  • Names: Ryan Harrison '15 and Caitlin Baumer '15
  • Relationship Status: Engaged
  • Anniversary Date: February 12, 2012

Do you have children? How many?


How did you meet?

We met in the Fall 2011 semester. We both had unfortunately registered for an 8:00am Chemistry lab, but little did we know that our lab partner would become our partner in life.

Where was your first date?

After lab one morning, I was in dire need of a coffee and something to eat. Ryan invited me to go with him to Dom's Bakery for coffee and a donut. I had an idea then that he was the one!

Any cute memories you have together at Eastern?

Too many! One of my favorites though, is that whenever we would go out, Ryan would come and pick me up from my residence hall. One night it was snowing when he came to pick me up and instead of going out that night we had a snowball fight and built a snowman in front of Downing.

If married/engaged, how did they propose? If it was on campus, where? 

My parents gave Ryan my mom's old ring, which he gave to me in April 2015 as we were concluding the Winter semester and preparing to graduate together in a few weeks.

What are the two of you doing now?

I am pursing a Master's in Experimental Psychology from EMU and Ryan is working and trying to decide on an EMU graduate program to start in Fall 2016.

Any romantic advice you would give to students:

Be nice to your lab partners.... You never know, they may end up to be your future spouse.