Edward and Ellen Short of Richboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Leah Short, to Brandon Jacob Weiss, son of Darrow and Sabrina Weiss of Houston, and Sheryl Mazza of Philadelphia.

    The bride-to-be is a graduate of Council Rock High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health policy and administration from the Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a master's degree in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins University. Rebecca is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, currently serving aboard the USS Nassau, stationed in Norfolk, Va.

    Brandon graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering and shipyard management. He also earned a master's degree in engineering management at George Washington University. Brandon works as a mechanical-systems engineer with Northrop Grumman in Newport News, Va.

    Rebecca is the granddaughter of Arthur and Gladys Maharam, and the late Shirley Maharam of Pittsburgh; and the late Richard and Margaret Short of Delaware. Brandon is the grandson of Madeline and Rodger Gobel of Astoria, Ore.; and Gene and Camille Weiss of St. Mary's, Ga.

    The couple, who lives in Norfolk, is planning a fall 2011 wedding.