Patti and Bill Ring of Lewes are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ring, to Gerald Marku, son of Rita and Llambi Marku of Durres, Albania.
The bride-to-be and groom-elect met in romantic Florence, Italy, when Ashley was studying abroad. Gerald moved to the U.S. in 2013, and the two are currently living in Arlington, Va.
Ashley is a 2013 graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and a 2016 graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a master’s in public health. She is employed as a public education manager by the American Kidney Fund in Rockville, Md.
Gerald is a 2012 graduate of the University of Florence in Italy, and a 2015 graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., with a master’s in electrical engineering. He is employed as a technical support engineer at Rohde & Schwarz in Columbia, Md.
A summer 2017 wedding is planned in the Washington, D.C. metro area.