Candace Lauren Backman of San Jose, daughter of Maureen and Sandy Backman of Foster City, and Alan Scott Droutsas of San Jose, son of Cheryl Monarch of Tustin and John and Geri Droutsas of Point Richmond, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be received a bachelor’s degree in education from U.C. Riverside. She is the sister of Melanie Backman of Foster City. Grandparents are Elaine Zins of San Mateo and the late Seymour Zins, Lynda Backman of Foster City, and the late Ted and Beverly Backman.

Her fiancé received his bachelor’s degree in political science from U.C. Riverside. He is the brother of Brian Droutsas of Tustin. Grandparents are Shirley Gerardi of San Diego and Louis Droutsas of El Paso, Texas, and Jane and Adrian Adams of Newhall.

The couple will be married on Aug. 7, 2005.