Phillip and Ricki are graduates of Penn State University, where they first met.
Phillip is pursuing a master's degree in clinical research and regulatory affairs at Temple University. He is a research associate with Teva Neuroscience Pharmaceuticals in Horsham.
Ricki holds a master's degree in elementary education and secondary English/language arts from Holy Family University. She is a teacher with the Philadelphia School District.
Ricki is the granddaughter of Reuben and Doris Elfman, and the late Joseph and Belle Urofsky. Phillip is the grandson of the late Paul ("Pace") and Faye Herman, and the late Sydney and Sylvia Brodkin.
The couple is planning a May wedding.