Mr. and Mrs. Philip Smith of Danbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Smith, to Matthew Trachten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Trachten of New Milford.

The future bride graduated from Danbury High School and from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury with a bachelor of arts degree in history. She is the practice manager at New Fairfield Animal Hospital.

The future bridegroom graduated from Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury. He is a customer service associate for Lowes Home Improvement.

A May wedding is planned.