Jessica Helene Smith and Paul Easton Lycos announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronald and Nancy (Skiba) Smith of Canfield, Ohio. The future groom is the son of Athanassios and Martine Lycos of Florence, Ariz.

Jessica will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, from Arizona State University on May 8. She is currently interning with the Aarons Company, a Phoenix-based lobbying firm.

Paul is a 2011 graduate from Harvard University with a Masters in Finance. His academic training also includes a J.D. from Boston College, an L.L.M. in Air and Space Law from McGill University, and an A.B. in Government & Law, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Lafayette College. He is currently an associate with Phoenix-based law firm Beus Gilbert PLLC, where he specializes in accountant liability and securities fraud. Prior to moving to Arizona in 2010, Paul worked at investment bank Lazard Freres and also served President George W. Bush in the White House Counsel’s Office.

The wedding will take place May 26, 2013 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Paradise Valley with an evening reception to follow at the Legacy Ballroom.