Gordon and Diane Hansen of New Milford announce the engagement of their daughter, Elyse, to William Lessa II, son of William and Mary Anne Lessa of Scarsdale, N.Y.

The future bride graduated from New Milford High School and from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is a human resources manager at Design Within Reach in Stamford.

The future groom graduated from Iona Preparatory School in New York, Gettysburg College with a bachelor's degree in psychology and from The College of New Rochelle with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. He is a senior guidance counselor at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y.

A September wedding is planned.