Laura Elizabeth Kelley and Maliva Julius Mahiga were married June 8 at St. Peter’s Parish in Kansas City, Mo. The Rev. Matthew Rotert, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony.

The bride, 33, is a Blavatnik Fellow at Harvard, where she is commercializing technology for diagnosis of cancer. She graduated from Rice University, and received a master’s degree in public health from Columbia. She also received an M.B.A. from Harvard.

She is a daughter of Kathleen G. Kelley and John M. Kelley III of Leawood, Kan. The bride’s father is a senior estimator at the Massman Construction Company in Overland Park, Kan. Her mother is the president emeritus of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in Kansas City, Mo.

The groom, 34, works in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as a project manager at Upepo Energy, a renewable energy developer in sub-Saharan Africa. He graduated from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England, and received a master of laws from Georgetown.

He is a son of Elizabeth J. Mahiga and Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga of Dar es Salaam. The groom’s mother is the founder and chief executive of One Planet Schools, a group of primary schools in Tanzania. His father is the minister for constitutional and legal affairs for the United Republic of Tanzania.

The couple began dating in Dar es Salaam, where they were introduced by mutual friends.