Melanie Eleanor Barton and Benjamin Hardy Wunsch were married July 6, 2013 at Mountain Top Inn and Resort in Chittenden, VT. Melanie is the daughter of Tania Gumusgerdan and the late Stephen Barton of Escondido, CA. She received a BA in Art History and Studio Arts from Syracuse University in New York in 2006. She is a senior specialist for distinguished events for the American Cancer Society of New England. Benjamin is the son of Charlie and Amy Wunsch of Olathe, KS. He received a BSE in Materials Science Engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ in 2003 and a PhD from MIT in Cambridge, MA in 2008. He is Chief Research Scientist for Aerogel Technologies, LLC in South Boston, MA. The couple honeymooned in Bali, Java and Lombok, Indonesia. They reside in Somerville, MA.
Published in the Kansas City Star on December 1, 2013