Benne and Bill Marmer of Fort Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Mindy, to Benjamin Jeffrey Hofstatter, son of Sheila and Harvey Hofstatter of Plainview, N.Y.

    Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies with honors and with highest distinction from Penn State University. She also holds a Juris Doctorate degree with highest honors from the George Washington University Law School. Rachel is a third-year associate with Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C.

    Ben graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and psychology. He also holds a master's degree from the American University School of International Service with a concentration in U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. Ben is an analyst for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

    Rachel is the granddaughter of Shirley and Jesse Finkelstein of Jenkintown, formerly of Philadelphia, and the late Sylvia and George Marmer. Ben is the grandson of the late Sol and Sonia Hofstatter, and the late Kalman and Bessie Kaplan.

    The couple lives in Arlington, Va., and is planning a November wedding in Philadelphia.