Gary and Sharyn Protass, of Roslyn, New York, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Alexa to Jonathan Michael Reiser, son of Andrew and Heather Reiser, of Montville, New Jersey. Valerie graduated from Binghamton University and is currently a preschool teacher at Cornell University Childcare Center. Jonathan graduated from Binghamton University and is currently pursuing his MBA at SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Valerie is the granddaughter of Carol Lazear of Pittsburgh and the late Paul Lazear, and Barbara Protass of New York, and the late Harvey Protass. Jonathan is the grandson of Sheila Ehrlich of New Jersey and the late I. Robert Ehrlich and the late Francis and Monroe Reiser of New York. A June 12, 2021 wedding is being planned at Temple Judea of Manhasset, NY. The couple is residing in Ithaca, New York.