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Shira Kates & Claudio Rochat-Felix

Shira Kates and Claudio Rochat-Felix of Seattle, Wash., announce their engagement.

Kates is the daughter of Erika Kates and Steven Goldstein of Brookline and Richard Kates of Sharon. Rochat-Felix is the son of Denise Rochat and Carlo Robinson of Northampton and José Felix of Lisbon, Portugal.

Kates is a senior strategist at Wirestone Inc. in Seattle, Wash. A 1993 graduate of Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, she received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1997, and a master’s degree in design strategy from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, Calif. in 2012.

Rochat-Felix is a professional jazz musician in Seattle, Wash. A 1993 graduate of Northampton High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in music from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in 1997.

An August 2013 wedding is planned.

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