Megan Granski and Alexander David Sommer were married June 8 at the Roundhouse, an events space in Beacon, N.Y. Michael D. Levy, a friend of the couple who is a Universal Life minister, officiated, with Bobby A. Fisher, an uncle of the bride, leading the ceremony.
Ms. Granski, 27, is pursuing a doctorate in counseling psychology at N.Y.U. Her research and clinical work focus on the treatment of child and adolescent mental health and trauma. Until 2015, she was the research and advocacy coordinator for the Bellevue-N.Y.U. Survivors of Torture Program at Bellevue Hospital in New York. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern.
She is a daughter of Lynn M. Granski of Ramsey, N.J., and Edmund W. Granski of Glen Rock, N.J. The bride’s father is a lawyer in private practice in Glen Rock. Her mother is the assistant market center administrator at Keller Williams Village Square Realty in Ridgewood, N.J.
Mr. Sommer, 29, is a vice president focusing on New York State legislative and regulatory matters at Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures, public affairs firms in New York. Until 2018, he was a senior policy adviser in the re-election campaign of Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey. Mr. Sommer graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received a law degree cum laude from Fordham.
He is a son of Marjorie A. Sommer and Robert G. Sommer of Ridgewood, N.J. The groom’s mother is a social worker at Alternatives to Domestic Violence in Hackensack, N.J. She also runs a private therapy practice in Ramsey, N.J. His father is the owner of Awsom Associates, a public affairs firm in Ridgewood. He is on the board of WBGO, the public radio station in Newark.
Ms. Granski and Mr. Sommer met in 2008 in high school, when she stopped by the locker next to his to meet a friend for track practice at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, N.J.