Dr. and Mrs. L. Clark Simpson of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Leigh Simpson, to Adam Douglas Monaghan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas James Monaghan of Mystic, Conn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter or Mr. Adolphus Clark Simpson Jr. of Birmingham and the late Mrs. Dorothy Norment Simpson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Warren Campbell Burson also of Birmingham.
Miss Simpson is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Spanish and Italian and was a member of Phi Mu sorority. She received a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She was presented at the Heritage Ball and the Redstone Club Ball. Miss Simpson is an international development consultant in Los Angeles.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Eleanor Barr Monaghan and the late Mr. William Albert Monaghan Jr. of Hawthorne, N.J. and the late Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell Michael Burdick of Erie, Pa.
Mr. Monaghan is a graduate of Fitch Senior High School in Gorton, Conn. and a 2003 graduate of Boston College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in theology. He is pursuing a master’s degree in urban and regional planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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