Jaclyn Koch and Mark Hood, both of Chicago, Ill., are engaged.
Parents of the couple are Terry and Tim Koch, Elmhurst, Ill.; and Kathy and Bill Hood, Fort Dodge.
A May 3 wedding is planned.
Koch graduated from Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois. She has a master's degree in social work and is a school therapist.
Hood is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in American studies. He works as a counselor at a therapeutic day school.