Pearl and Jack Kouzi of Merion announce the engagement of their son, Avi, to Abigail Rowland, daughter of Deborah and Stephen Rowland of Pittsburgh.

    Abby graduated from the University of Pittsburgh's Honors College with a degree in English writing and biological sciences. She is the director of development for the Escondido Humane Society.

    Avi graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's degree with honors in occupational therapy. He is an occupational therapist in acute rehabilitation at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.

    Abby is the granddaughter of Adele and Gerald Duxbury, and B.S. Rowland and the late Catherine Rowland. Avi is the grandson of Michael Herskovitz and the late Frida Herskovitz, and the late Yehudit and Avraham Kouzi.

    The couple, who met at the University of Pittsburgh, lives in Carlsbad, Calif., "The Village by the Sea," a suburb of San Diego. They are planning a September wedding in San Diego.