Stanley and Karen Sokolove of Bryn Mawr announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Kate Sokolove, to Gregg Howard Hilzer, son of Lawrence and Randee Hilzer of Yardley.

    Alison graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and French. She also holds an AAS degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she graduated summa cum laude. Currently, Alison works as a fashion editor and retail consultant for the Tobe Report, a fashion trend forecasting and retail consultancy in New York.

    Gregg graduated cum laude from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and English. He also holds a J.D. from Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, and is currently an attorney practicing product liability and commercial litigation at the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis, LLP, in Roseland, N.J.

    Alison is the granddaughter of Morton and Gloria Plaum of Boynton Beach, Fla., and the late Florence Plaum; and the late Abe and Miriam Sokolove of Philadelphia. Gregg is the grandson of Lillian Zirkin and the late Gilbert Zirkin of Queens, N.Y.; and Joseph Hilzer and the late Doris Hilzer of Flemington, N.J.

    The couple, who lives in Manhattan, is planning a summer 2009 wedding in downtown Philadelphia.