Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kitchens, Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karin Elizabeth, to Steven Michael McHugh of Arlington, Va.
Karin graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT Knoxville in Mathematics in 2008; she was in Phi Beta Kappa and the Chancellor’s Honor Program. In 2009 she earned a master’s in statistics from UT.
She was awarded a doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University where she is pursuing a PhD in Government. Karin is an adjunct at RAND Corporation.
Steven is the son of Darlene McHugh and Steven P. McHugh. He is the grandson of Sonny and Shelagh Carrier, South Portland, Maine, and William and Beverly McHugh, Venice, Fla. He graduated from Florida State University in 2007 with a degree in Statistics. He is pursuing a master’s in statistics through Texas A&M University. Steven is an Operations Research Analyst for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Air Marshal Service.
The couple plan a private ceremony for June 2014 at Hopwood Memorial Christian Church, Milligan College.