Nicole Langesfeld, an American with Argentine roots, was studying to be a commercial litigator when she met Luis Sadovnic, a young man from Venezuela studying at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Both were adventurous and easy going, and they were married in January 2021, on the beach in front of his grandmother’s 8th floor apartment in Champlain Tower South, which they moved into. Nicole Langesfeld was identified as a victim of the tragedy on July 10. Luis Slavonic remains missing.

Known for their humor and passion for physical fitness, friends recall their love of exploring new places and things and ever present smiles. Co-workers in the Miami branch of Reed Smith, where Nicole worked as an associate, describe her as a clever lawyer with a high work ethic.

Noah Goldberg told The Washington Post that Nicole was very funny and cared deeply about her friends. An example he shared was how on the day before the collapse Goldberg didn’t feel well, and Nicole called and texted him at 9:45 p.m. to ask how he was feeling. Her building collapsed just a few short hours later.