Marnie Beth Kaplan and Michael Stewart Smallberg are to be married May 13 at the Foundry, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. Rabbi Marc Katz is to officiate.
The bride, 34, is a senior analyst at Bellwether Education Partners, a nonprofit organization focused on changing education for underserved children. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in the science of teaching from Pace University. She also received a master’s degree in public policy and a law degree from Georgetown.
She is the daughter of Ellen S. Kaplan and Harvey S. Kaplan of New City, N.Y. The bride’s father, who is retired, was the president of Kaplan’s Napkins, a company that manufactured restaurant supplies. The bride’s mother, who is also retired, was a school psychologist for the middle school and high school in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. She was also a partner of GKM Associates, a college counseling practice in New York.
The groom, also 34, is a legislative analyst for Bloomberg Government, a digital service providing news and data on legislation and government spending. He graduated from Brown in Providence, R.I.
He is a son of Robin H. Smallberg and Victor M. Smallberg, who live and work in Oakland, Calif. His mother is an independent residential garden designer. The groom’s father is the founder of a biotechnology management consulting company, now known as Victor Smallberg & Associates.
The couple met in November 2015 on OkCupid.