Michèle and Dr. Kenneth Taylor of Atlanta are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Zoë Nicole to Christian Philipp Ruhl, son of Christina and Dr. Stefan Ruhl of Buffalo, N.Y.
Zoë was raised in Atlanta and attended The Paideia School. While in high school she lived in Steamboat Springs, Colo., for the winters to compete as a member of the U.S. Telemark Ski Team, winning a World Cup race in 2012.
Zoë attended Williams College, where she graduated with honors with a bachelor’s in art history in 2017. Over the past two years she has been working on a photography project, traveling around the world and studying women’s health in partnership with Planned Parenthood Southeast. This August, she will attend the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where she will pursue a medical doctor/master of public health degree.
Christian grew up in Regensburg, Germany, and Buffalo. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in 2017 with a bachelor’s in art history. He spent the next two years as a graduate student on a Herchel Smith fellowship at the University of Cambridge, where his current research focuses on the history of U.S. nuclear strategy. He will graduate in 2019 with two master’s degrees: the history and philosophy of science, and international relations and politics.
A summer wedding is planned in Steamboat Springs.