Howard and Phyllis Nathans of Malvern and Sarasota, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marla Lauren, to Tommy Payea, son of Tom and Peggy Payea of San Diego.

    Marla, a Baldwin School alumnus, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh. She attends Johns Hopkins.

    Tommy holds a degree in emergency medicine from the University of Pittsburgh.

    The couple, who lives in Columbia, Md., is planning an October wedding.