Samantha Flick Braun and Benjamin William Colombo were married April 13 at the Foundry, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. Spencer F. Braun, the bride’s brother who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
The bride, 29, is the business development manager for Uber’s safety initiatives in San Francisco, and is also pursuing an M.B.A. at Columbia. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is the daughter of Anne C. Flick and Neil S. Braun of Manhattan. The bride’s father is the dean of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He is on the board of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization in Washington working to end childhood hunger in United States. Her mother is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan.
The groom, 35, is the communications director at One Concern, a company in Menlo Park, Calif., that uses artificial intelligence to predict the impact of natural disasters. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and received a master’s degree in international relations from N.Y.U.
He is a son of Molly Hegarty Colombo of Greenwich, Conn., and the late Richard A. Colombo. The groom’s mother is the Democratic registrar of voters for Greenwich. His father was a professor of marketing at Fordham in Manhattan.
The couple met in 2012 while they worked at the same strategy advisory firm in Manhattan. They did not start dating until 2015, soon after the groom returned from an assignment in Australia. Their first date was to a Magritte exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.