John and Dawn Roderique of Clifton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia, to Christopher McDowell, son of James and Lynette McDowell of Springfield.
Julia is a 1999 graduate of Centreville High School and a 2003 graduate of The George Washington University where she earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. She is employed as an account director for Williams Whittle, an advertising agency located in Old Town Alexandria. She also performs the viola professionally with the Cherry Blossom String Quartet.
Chris is a 1997 graduate of West Springfield High School in Springfield and a 2001 graduate of James Madison University where he earned a bachelor's degree in studio art with a minor in graphic design. He is employed as a senior programmer analyst with ATSC, an IT services company in Arlington, and coaches freshman football at West Springfield High School.
A January 2010 wedding is planned in Centreville.