Frank and Susan Vallera of Marietta are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca, to Joel Thompson. He is the son of Franklin and Cheryl Thompson of East Palestine.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School and a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering. She is employed by the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Her fiance is a 2005 graduate of East Palestine High School and a 2009 graduate of OSU where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He is currently employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntington, W. Va.
The couple is planning an April 21 wedding in Wintersville.