Bonnie and Donald Shanis of Ambler announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Melissa Shanis of New York, to Steven Craig Jaffe of New York, son of Ellen and Robert Jaffe of Palm Beach, Fla.
Miss Shanis graduated with honors from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in design and environmental analysis. She earned a Master of Science degree in ergonomics, with a minor in business administration, also from Cornell. She owns and runs Peel Design LLC, a product design consultancy helping Fortune 500 companies design products.
Mr. Jaffe graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a vice president of Jacobson Partners, a private equity fund based in New York City.
Jenna is the granddaughter of Anne Schildkret, the late Joseph Schildkret, the late Louise Shanis, Carole Price Shanis and Joseph Shanis. Steven is the grandson of Carl and Ruth Shapiro of Palm Beach, Fla.; and the late Alfred and Helen Jaffe of Sarasota, Fla.
The couple is planning a 2009 wedding.