Erin Higgins Hummert and Garrett Burnett Young announce their engagement.
Hummert is the daughter of Ray and Mary Lee Hummert of Lawrence, Mass. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and holds degrees in chemical engineering and medicine from the University of Kansas Schools of Engineering and Medicine, respectively. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina.
Young is the son of Sherilyn and Gary Young of Concord. He is a graduate of Concord High School and has a degree in urban history from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the managing editor for the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Hummert and Young met in 2010 during World Cup soccer games in South Africa while Hummert was a physician with the Baylor International Pediatric Aids Initiative in Mbabane, Swaziland, and Young was the program manager for the Access to Medicine Program with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Mbabane. Hummert is a physician and associate professor at Bethel Teaching Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Young is the program manager for CHAI’s Health Financing program, helping the Ethiopian Health Ministry improve the availability and efficiency of resources in health care delivery.
They are planning a July 5 wedding at Woodend Sanctuary, Maryland Audubon Society, in Chevy Chase, Md.