Bishop's Valentines: Emily Welborn Guevara '01 and Rodrigo Guevara '01

Did you know there are more than 90 Bishop's alumni married to fellow alumni? That's a lot of love! For the week leading up to Valentine's Day, we'll be featuring some of those couples and highlighting the love that was ignited because of Bishop's.

Are you a Bishop's couple? We invite you to share your love story with us in this online questionnaire.

Emily Welborn Guevara '01 and Rodrigo Guevara '01

What are you up to now?
We live in San Diego in University Heights and love being in the city that we grew up in. We have two children, Daniela (7) and Bruno (5). We love to explore the outdoors and hike, mountain bike, and ski together.  Rodrigo is a civil rights attorney and Emily does consulting for environmental nonprofits. 

Tell us your love story! 
We both attended Bishop's seventh through twelfth grade, and started dating our second semester of our senior year (20 years ago!). Emily went off to college in Walla Walla, Washington and Rodrigo went off to college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we kept dating throughout that time, taking long flights to see each other and seeing each other in San Diego during breaks from school. We also had a long distance relationship in graduate school, but driving from Santa Barbara to Davis proved to be much easier than taking several flights to see each other! We finally settled together in San Diego in 2009 and were married here in 2010 in Balboa Park. 

How did Bishop's impact your relationship?
Other than the obvious of allowing us to meet, Bishop's provided us with a strong community of friends that supported us and that we see to this day. It has been wonderful to maintain friendships decades later and now to have our children be friends and grow up together, too. 

What advice do you have for other Bishop's couples?
Enjoy your time at Bishop's and have fun! Stay connected to your Bishop's community, even from afar. Explore the beautiful La Jolla area - it is one of the most amazing places in the world. Through your time at Bishop's, you spend six-plus years with a small group of classmates. You will always have a connection to your classmates regardless of how much time has passed. Our shared experiences through those relationships and memories are what kept us close through the years and the many miles apart.
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