Inez and Art Markowitz of Newtown announce the engagement of their daughter, Karla Robyn Markowitz, to Benjamin David Herman, son of Barbara and Howard Herman of Great Neck, N.Y.

    Karla is a graduate of West Chester University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and became a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society. A registered nurse, she previously worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Karla is currently a clinical education manager for C.R. Bard, Inc., a worldwide medical equipment manufacturer.

    Ben graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. A former vice president in the global real estate group at Lehman Brothers, he is now a marketing officer in the real estate finance group at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, an international commercial bank.

    The couple, who lives in Manhattan, is planning a May wedding on Long Island.