Two Columbia MFA students discover they are long-lost sisters during an ice-breaker conversation in class.

Lizzie Valverde (left) and Katy Olson (right) became sisters without rushing Delta Delta Delta. (via

Lizzie Valverde and Katy Olson started at Columbia as two students from different parts of the country simply seeking masters degrees, but ended up reuniting as family.

On the first day of a new class Valverde and Olson were both enrolled in, the class was asked to introduce themselves. Usually, these icebreaker conversations merely help kill a half hour on the first day of classes. Valverde introduced herself briefly, telling the class she was adopted as a child and is now a mother to a daughter of her own. She also weirdly mentions her Olson Twins fanaticism.

Sources: The New York Times