Suzanne and Larry Gold of Richboro, and Diane and Mark Novick of Herndon, Va., announce the engagement of their children, Ariel Marla Gold and Steven Michael Novick.

    Ariel, a graduate of Council Rock High School, holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and human services from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of North Carolina. She is currently the director of campus outreach for the Jolkona Foundation.

    Steven earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a program manager at the Microsoft Corporation.

    Ariel is the granddaughter of Sidney and Florence Gold of Philadelphia; and Joseph and Carol Kaytes of Warminster, and the late Lillian Kaytes of Philadelphia. Steven is the grandson of Robert and Claire Dubinsky of Sarasota, Fla.; and the late Marshall and Neysa Novick of Winchester, Va.

    Sharing in the couple's happiness are Ariel's brother, Jeffrey Gold, and Steven's brother, Daniel Novick.

    The couple, who lives in Seattle, is planning an April 2012 wedding in Philadelphia.