Paul and Catherine Racicot of Killeen and Sir Kim and Lady Vanessa Darroch of London, England announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Rachel Ann Racicot of Los Angeles, Calif. and Simon Alastair Francis Darroch of Nashville, Tenn.
The couple met and received their doctorates at Yale University in Connecticut.
The bride-elect is employed with the Dinosaur Institute in Los Angeles, Calif.
The bridegroom-elect is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
The couple plans an April 2016, wedding with receptions in Washington, D.C. and Austin.