Laura Eileen Barnhart, formerly of London, and Adam Joseph Speer of Coronado, California, announce their recent engagement which took place in Central Park in New York.
She is the daughter of Les Barnhart and Lynda Jenkins Heyl of London.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The College of Wooster and completed both a Master of Science and Master of Arts from Indiana University. She worked in China for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Center for Tibetan Plateau Research Center in Beijing (a climate change research center) and taught at JiaoTong University in Dalian. Currently she is an environmental consultant with HNTB Corp. in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He is the son of Marsi Steirer and Bill Speer of Coronado, California.
He completed multiple degrees from the University of California Davis. He is employed by American Specialty Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a natural athlete, an outdoor adventurer, and an Eagle Scout. Having grown up in southern California, he is enjoying learning about Midwest culture, including deer hunting with his fiancée and future father-in-law.
The couple met while playing sports with the Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Association, which promotes Irish Hurling, Camogie, and Gaelic Football. They play on coed teams and compete nationally.
They will make plans and announce a wedding date during the next year.