Abigail Davidson Fisch and Benjamin Ronald Cotton are to be married Aug. 19 at the B’nai Jeshurun, a synagogue in Manhattan. Rabbi Mark Wildes is to officiate.
The bride and groom met at Columbia, from which each graduated, the bride summa cum laude.
Ms. Fisch, 26, is entering her first year of law school at Yale.
She is a daughter of Rachel N. Davidson and Mark Fisch of New York. The bride’s mother, who is retired, was a superior court judge with chambers in Newark. She is on the national board of the Israeli-American Council in Los Angeles. Her father is a managing partner of Continental Properties, a residential and commercial real estate development firm in New York. He also serves as a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is on the board of the Municipal Arts Society, both in New York.
Mr. Cotton, 29, works in New York as the executive director of retention and customer experience at The New York Times.
He is the son of Catherine M. Cotton and Harvey D. Cotton of Boston. The groom’s mother is a practice manager at Isaacson, Miller, a higher education executive search firm in Boston and is also on the board of directors of Speakeasy Stage, a theater company in Boston. The groom’s father is a principal in the benefits consulting group at the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray, and is also a trustee and past president of Temple Sinai in Brookline, Mass.
The couple met at The Columbia Daily Spectator, a weekly student newspaper of Columbia, where the groom served as editor in chief. They began dating four years later.