Mr. and Mrs. Aldo Tinti of Milford and formerly of Fairfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Tinti, to David Rys, son of Patricia Kehmna-Sclare of Ellington.

A 1996 graduate of Fairfield High School, the future bride received her bachelor of arts summa cum laude from Providence College in 2000 and earned her Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers University in 2008. Dr. Tinti is the former deputy artistic director of WaterFire Providence and is currently the 2010-2011 Public Art Fellow at the New England Foundation for the Arts in Boston.

The future groom is a 1996 graduate of South Windsor High School and received his bachelor of arts in mathematics from Boston College in 2000. He is the practice lead of a solutions architecture team at Bullhorn Inc., a company that designs software for staffing and recruiting firms internationally.

An August 2011 wedding in Connecticut is planned. The couple resides in South Boston, Mass.