Yael graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and a minor degree in chemistry and history. She also earned an M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Yael is a second-year resident at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and plans to start a pulmonology and critical care fellowship in July 2010.
Evan graduated from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a minor degree in political science. He also earned a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. Evan is a judicial law clerk for an appellate court judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
Sharing in the couple's joy are grandparents Phyllis and Benjamin Wexler of Philadelphia; Manya Perel and the late Ralph Perel of Philadelphia; Roselyn Arbit and the late Herman Arbit of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and Maja Aschner and the late Marion Aschner of Tel Aviv, Israel.
The couple, who lives in Nashville, is planning an April 2010 wedding.