Pearl and Howard Lefkowitz of Winter Park, Fla.; Judi Ahram of Penn Valley; and Dr. Joseph Ahram of New York City announce the engagement of their children, Marni Lefkowitz and Ariel Ahram.

    Marni graduated from Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park and Duke University. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Marni previously worked for Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll LLP in their offices in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Md. She is currently an attorney with McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City, specializing in real estate transactions.

    Ariel graduated from Lower Merion High School and Brandeis University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Arab studies and a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University. Ariel is currently assistant professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, holding joint appointments in the School of International and Area Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

    The couple lives in Norman, Okla., and is planning a February wedding in Oklahoma City.