Nussbaum is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She expects to receive a master of education degree in school counseling from Stephens College this summer. She is site facilitator with Adventure Club in Columbia.
Gragnani is a graduate of Lindbergh High School in St. Louis. He received a bachelor of science degree in education and a master's degree in curriculum development from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He expects to receive a specialist degree in administration from the university this summer. He is a social studies teacher and varsity soccer coach at Hickman High School in Columbia.
A September 2013 wedding is planned in Columbia.