Match Made in… Orange (Chapman University)
One of the most popular questions we get is how we met or if we’re sisters. For people who know us or have followed for awhile, you know we both went to Chapman University (panther pride baby!), but wanted to give a full recap.
College is where we first met, when Jacqs was a Sophomore and Jo was a Freshman. Although we both knew one another, we honestly weren’t that close of friends. It’s so funny looking back now and realizing that we were around each other so often but didn’t really realize we were soul sisters until after graduation. We’re a year apart so we had different immediate friend groups but would hang at pregames, at the District on Thursday’s, sorority stuff, etc. We were both in alpha phi and basic AF sorority chicks *phi bear*.
Jo majored in business with an emphasis in real estate and Jacqs majored in strategic and corporate communications with a minor in Broadcast Journalism. We absolutely loved our college days and def had a lot of fun... maybe too much! It really wasn’t until we both worked at a tech company in Irvine, Houzz, that we started becoming extremely close. At Houzz, we both worked in sales and would get into the office super early, about 6:30 AM. We got into a routine of going to the gym and studios together after work and eventually we just became obsessed with each other. And then BOOM, that’s when S&T formed!
It makes us laugh though that so many years went by that we weren’t close and that it took us until post-grad to realize how similar we were. We even kinda dated the same guy at one point LOL.
Sometimes the best peeps are already in your life and you don’t even realize it yet!
Keep it Sweaty,
Jo + Jacqs