Vilsa Eliana Curto and Igor Salitskiy were married Nov. 23 at Stanford Memorial Church in Stanford, Calif. The Rev. Annanda G. Barclay, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony.
The couple met at Stanford, from which each received a Ph.D. in economics, and from which she also received a master’s degree in the subject.
Dr. Curto, 32, is an assistant professor of health economics and policy at Harvard, from which she graduated.
She is a daughter of Inés Zigrino Curto and Raúl E. Curto of Iowa City. The bride’s father is a professor of mathematics and the executive associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. Her mother is a lecturer in computer science there.
Dr. Salitskiy, 34, is a manager at the Boston office of Cornerstone Research, an economic and financial consulting firm. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, from which he also received a master’s degree in applied mathematics and physics. He received a master’s degree in economics from New Economic School in Moscow.
He is the son of Natalia Salitskaya and Vitaly Salitskiy of Sevastopol, the Black Sea port on the Crimean Peninsula. His mother retired as a pharmacist at Pirogov Hospital in Sevastopol. His father retired as a manager at Mayak, a manufacturer in Sevastopol of electronics for ships.
The couple met in 2011 while standing next to each other in line for dinner at the Stanford CoHo, the on-campus coffeehouse, and Dr. Salitskiy suggested they sit together. A couple of weeks later they had their first date at a restaurant in Palo Alto, Calif.