Erika Patterson will marry Gary Benjamin Jr. on Feb. 15, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Erika is the daughter of Alan Patterson and Pham Wood, both of Suisun City.
Gary is the son of Gary and Kelly Benjamin of Conowingo, Md.
Erika received her bachelor’s degree in ethnic and urban studies from San Francisco State University and her master’s degree in urban and regional planning from University of California, Los Angeles. She is employed as a policy researcher with Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
Gary received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Suffolk University in Boston and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from UCLA. He is employed as a planning deputy with the city of Los Angeles Council District 13.
The couple will reside in Los Angeles.