Couple plans January wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kubel of Fairfield and Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeMattia of Monroe announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Marie Kubel, to Kevin Thomas Sands, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Thomas Sands of Shelton.

Ms. Kubel graduated from Stratford High School in 2004 and from Southern Connecticut State University in 2010. She lives in Shelton and is a teacher in New Haven.

Mr. Sands graduated from Shelton High School in 2004 and graduated from Housatonic Community College in 2007, and works at Real Integrated Systems in Milford. He lives in Shelton.

They plan to marry Jan. 2013 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport.