MANCHESTER — David Abbott of Uxbridge, Mass., and Tamara Cooper of Manchester are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Christopher Abbott, to Katherine Bassler.

Chris, a Manchester native and 2005 graduate of Maranacook Community High School and met Katie, of Torrington, Connecticut, while attending American University in Washington, D.C. They now live in Boston.

Chris will receive his J.D. in May from Suffolk University Law School, where he is Editor-in-Chief of Transnational Law Review.

Katie, a former national campaign staffer for Hillary Clinton who currently works for an eldercare company, will begin her M.B.A. in the fall. They will be married in April at the Paulist Center in Boston.