Katherine Indira Duceman and Bryan James Plummer were married Dec. 29 at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Rick Michalka, a friend of the couple, received temporary permission from the State of Massachusetts to officiate.

The couple met at Columbia, where the bride received a master’s in public administration and the groom a master’s in international affairs.

The bride, 29, is a senior associate at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship in Chestnut Hill, Mass. From 2011 to 2013 she worked in the Obama White House as a staff assistant in the Office of Public Engagement. She graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., and also holds a master’s in public affairs from Sciences Po Paris.

She is the daughter of Dr. Arlene Indra Ramsingh and Dr. Barry W. Duceman of Miami. The bride’s father, who is retired, was the director of biological science for the New York State Police in Albany. Her mother, also retired, was a senior research scientist at the New York State Department of Health in Albany.

The groom, 35, is a senior education coordinator for the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian organization based in New York. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal.

He is the son of Trudi I. Plummer and Bruce Plummer of Toronto. The groom’s father is a principal in foreign exchange at Bank of America in Toronto. His mother, also retired, was the manager of Leaside Curling Club in Toronto.

The bride and groom will use the surname Duceman-Plummer after the wedding.