Jerry and Gloria Baer of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Boris and Joan Gremont of Dallas announce the engagement of their children, Kenneth Scott Baer and Caron Melanie Gremont.

    Caron graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Middle Eastern studies, and earned a master's degree in public policy from the Johns Hopkins University. She is an account supervisor in the Washington, D.C., office of Porter Novelli, the global public-relations and marketing firm.

    Kenneth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a doctorate in politics from Oxford University, where he was a Sir John and Lady Thouron Scholar. The author of Reinventing Democrats: The Politics of Liberalism from Reagan to Clinton, he currently runs Baer Communications, LLC, a speech writing and policy-development firm that advises political, corporate and philanthropic leaders across the country. From 1999 through 2000, Kenneth was senior speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

    Caron is the granddaughter of Sonia Weiner of Johannesburg, South Africa, and the late Hyman Weiner; and Hannah and Eric Gremont. Kenneth is the grandson of Mary Baer of Cherry Hill and the late Morris Baer, and Adolph and Esther Jacob of the Bronx, N.Y.

    The couple is planning a May wedding in Washington.