Robert and Nancy Fox of Merion announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Astor Fox, to Kenneth David Starr, son of Susan Starr Ginsburg of Haverford, and Jay and Deborah Starr of Merion.

    Rebecca is a cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She is currently a student in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is pursuing a master's degree in reading, writing and literacy.

    Kenneth is a graduate George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and a minor in creative writing. He serves as the transaction manager for Praxis Capital, LP, a commercial lender based in West Conshohocken.

    Rebecca is the granddaughter of Paul and Rose Astor of Bala Cynwyd, and Donald and Kathy Fox of Newtown Square. She is also the granddaughter of the late Kay Fox of Villanova.

    Kenneth is the grandson of Helene Robbins of Haverford and the late William Robbins; and Irving and Irene Starr of Bloomfield, Conn.

    The couple is planning a May wedding.