Cindy and Dean Karlan met in 1986 at Duke’s PreCollege Program, which was administered by TIP at the time. The two didn’t spend a lot of time together during that first encounter, but years later, when Cindy returned to TIP as a resident advisor Dean was there, too.
He was a teaching assistant and eventually an instructor on East Campus. In 1992, during Cindy’s fourth summer on staff, the two started dating during term two. By the time they worked together again at TIP six years later, Cindy and Dean were married and expecting their first child, Max.
Max followed in his parents’ footsteps, attending Summer Studies from 2012 to 2015. Now, his younger sister Gabi is about to start her fourth year at Duke East, taking Ethics and the Little White Lie. This is undeniably a true TIP family. We sincerely thank Cindy, Dean, Max, and Gabi for sharing their story with us!