Mary Lou Battles of Pawcatuck, happily announces the engagement of her daughter, Martha Louise Battles, to Matthew Christopher French, son of Dr. Bernard and Joyce French of Mumford Cove.
Martha, also the daughter of the late Nicholas Battles, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2006, with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders. She then obtained her master's in communication disorders from Longwood University in 2010. Martha is currently working as a speech-language pathologist in the Alexandria City Public Schools.
Matthew graduated from Boston College in 2004, with a bachelor's degree in finance. He is currently pursuing a master's in international affairs at the George Washington University and interning at a Washington, D.C. area think tank.
The couple lives in Arlington, Va., with their dog Woody. The couple enjoys traveling, exploring all D.C. has to offer and summers on the Connecticut shore.
A hometown June 2014 wedding is planned.