As a publicist, every day Melody Serafino give others a voice in the media, but she's never been shy about her own convictions. Her Newsweek article – “Subsidized in the City: When Should Parents Stop Paying the Rent?” – evoked hundreds of reader responses, sparked intense debate, landing her on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.” Writing “loudly” is in her DNA. She has been published by, Time Out New York and USA Today Magazine, and writes her own blog Fabulously Frugal as well as a column for A true believer that talk goes nowhere without action, she volunteers with The Family Center to strengthen families affected by illness, crisis, or loss.