Announcement is made of the engagement of Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar and Matthew Alan Maccani. She is the daughter of Kristina Joukhadar of Fairfield and the late Moumtaz Joukhadar, and he is the son of Angelica and Julius Bodrog of Sewell, N.J., and Albert Maccani of Vineland, N.J., and grandson of Leo and Ottilie Coslop of Milmay, N.J.

The future bride graduated with a bachelor's degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of Connecticut and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Brown University.

The future bridegroom graduated with a bachelor's degree in cell and developmental biology and genetics and German studies from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in pathobiology from Brown University. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

The wedding is planned for 2013.