Dr. Ugonma Nnenna Chukwueke and Samuel Charles Botsford were married May 26 at the State Room, an events space in Boston. Margot Gardner Botsford, the groom’s mother, who received permission from the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth to solemnize the marriage, officiated.
Dr. Chukwueke, 37, is a staff neuro-oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is also an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. She graduated and received a master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins, and received a medical degree from Wake Forest. She is currently studying for a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
The bride is a daughter of Mercy Anya Chukwueke and Ibe O. Chukwueke of Frisco, Tex. The bride’s mother was until 2015 a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Her father retired as a research chemist at Schering-Plough, the pharmaceutical company that was in Kenilworth, N.J.
Mr. Botsford, 35, received a law degree May 24 from Northeastern University in Boston. He graduated from the University of Michigan, and is a director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
He is the son of S. Stephen Rosenfeld, who lives with the groom’s mother in Boston. The groom’s mother retired in 2017 as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. The groom’s father retired as a partner in Rosenfeld & Rafik, a Boston law firm, and is now a NAMI volunteer resource provider, teaching family members about mental health conditions that their loved ones are experiencing.
The couple met in summer 2015 through the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel.