Betsy Morais, Thomas Rhiel

Betsy Morais, Thomas Rhiel
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Betsy Ilene Morais and Thomas Wesley Rhiel were married Aug. 12 at Brooklyn Winery. Benjamin Cotton, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated.

The couple met at Columbia as editors at The Columbia Daily Spectator. Both graduated, she cum laude, he summa cum laude.

The bride, 28, is a senior editor in Manhattan at Harper’s Magazine and is part of the adjunct faculty of Columbia Journalism School. She is also a writer for magazines, including The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

She is the daughter of Jane I. Morais and Robert J. Morais of Ridgewood, N.J. Her father is an anthropologist who retired from the marketing research firm Weinman Schnee Morais as an owner, and is also an adjunct professor of marketing research at Columbia Business School. Her mother is an eligibility associate in Hackensack, N.J., for Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, which provides free health care to low-income families without insurance.

The groom, 28, is an assistant editor on the news platforms team at The New York Times. He is a founder of Bklynr, a Brooklyn-focused online publication, for which he created data visualizations later selected for the “Best American Infographics” book series in 2014.

He is a son of Susan L. and Wesley M. Rhiel of Gahanna, Ohio. His mother is of counsel in Columbus with the Cleveland law firm Levinson, where she practices bankruptcy law. His father, an engineer, is a group manager at T&M Associates in Columbus.

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