Gilmore Girls is something everyone is familiar with. It is a famous TV show and its main characters, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, are even more so. And now here we have a real-life duo who are just like the Gilmore Girls. Michelle and Felicia Deonarine proudly consider themselves as the Gilmore girls of Northeastern University. They are best friends, living and studying together. Keeping each other updated through texts, and eating the Friday night takeout together have become their ritual now.
These 2018 graduates started their journey in 2016, promising themselves and to each other that they will work hard for the degree – which they eventually did. Michelle Deonarine is a graduate student in Northeastern’s pediatric nurse practitioner program. “We’ve had a long journey,” says Michelle, “It’s so great that we’ll be able to share this milestone.”
Felicia has the same thoughts. She is a fifth-year English and Architecture major. “These past few semesters have been a wild ride for the both of us with a lot of ups and downs,” she says. “But we got through it together as we always do with everything.”
Felicia credits Michelle for who she is today. “My mom has been instrumental in making my dreams come true,” she says. “I would not be who I am or where I am today without her love and support.”
Felicia and Michelle Deonarine are the real Gilmore Girls. As the daughter puts it, “We’re a couple of goofballs.”