Jeannette and Daniel Norris of Cheltenham, and Dr. Marion and Dr. Andrew Rodin of London announce the engagement of their children, Deborah Rachel Norris and Nicholas Benjamin Rodin.

    Deborah is a cum laude graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Middle East studies. She also holds a Master of Science degree with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science in comparative politics with a focus in conflict studies. Deborah works in Philadelphia as a research associate for Branch Associates, Inc., which provides research and evaluation services for government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

    Nicholas is a graduate of St. George's University of London with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science. He is a scientific technician at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, and plans to pursue a doctorate in microbiology and immunology in the fall.

    Deborah is the granddaughter of Dorothy and Gerald Norris, and the late Hilda and Kalman Zwiebel. Nicholas is the grandson of Sam Rodin and the late Ruth Rodin, and Greta and Professor Thomas Lehner.

    Sharing in the couple's happiness are Deborah's brother and sister-in-law, David and Becky Norris, along with nephews Jake and Eli Norris; and Nicholas' brothers, Alex and Simon Rodin. With them in spirit is Deborah's sister, the late Miriam Norris.

    The couple is planning an August 2012 wedding in Philadelphia.