Faith and Dennis Cohen of Holland, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lee Cohen, to Peter Kovalko.
Jessica graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in economics. She is an assistant professor of global health at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a malaria technical adviser with the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Jessica is also the co-found-er of TAMTAM Africa, Inc. (Together Against Malaria), an NGO operating in East Africa, and co-editor of the book What Works in Development? Thinking Big and Thinking Small.
Peter graduated from Boston University. He is an entrepreneur focused on construction and real estate development.
Jessica is the granddaughter of Ann Allen and the late Nathan Allen, and the late William and Esther Cohen.
Sharing in the couple's joy are Jessica's sister and brother-in-law, Samantha and Jason Greenberg, and nephew Jack Cooper Greenberg.
The couple is planning a summer wedding in Philadelphia.