Kiersten and Aleksi first met in chemistry class during sophomore year of high school, and you guessed it, they had chemistry! They found each other once again just before their senior year at College Park High School. Kiersten and Aleksi instantly clicked just as they did previously. After growing closer as friends, it was clear this was a special connection they were building. Aleksi asked Kiersten out on a date after going camping with friends. After having the most amazing and random first date involving bagels, Jamba Juice, puppies, pumpkins, and stars, they made their relationship official on the 10th of January. At the six month mark, Kiersten went to Finland for two weeks with Aleksi's family. At the end of the summer just after their trip to Finland, Aleksi went off to attend college at Santa Barbara City College, and Kiersten moved to Oregon to attend college at Oregon State University. The pair did long distance for one year before Aleksi transferred to Oregon State University. Through this, their relationship grew stronger, and once they were in the same state again, it was clear they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with each other.