While Sara was doing Defense Part II with the members of her committee, friends and family wandered over to the building on campus with the performing arts hall, and waited at a coffee shop.
The building was gorgeous, and lovingly renovated.
It was a long wait (I think there was also some paperwork processing in there) and I had time to catch up with Sara’s family members, which was nice as I hadn’t seen them in a very long time.
Behold! Dr. Sara Sterner (alas, not the best photo of her)
Three of Sara’s professors had traveled to Minneapolis to be present for the defense, so photos were taken.
After photos, some catching up, and Sara’s stepmom Barbie snuck around for a different angle.