Masha and Don Shifs of Novato are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Sara, to Frank Michael Sarubbi, son of Dana and Frank P. Sarubbi of Novato. Melanie, the sister of Sandy and Spencer Shifs, received her B.A. in Sociology from Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. She is employed by GreenPoint Mortgage in Novato. Grandparents are Rita Shifs and the late Jerome Shifs and the late Judy and Sam Waserman. Frank, the brother of Jaimie Sarubbi, received his B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He is employed by Siterra Corporation in Novato. Grandparents are Margaretha Lowrey, Jan Curry, and the late Charles Lowrey, Richard Powers, and Frank J. Sarubbi. Happily ever after is currently being planned.