Melissa earned the Master of Arts in Science and Religion from Biola University, graduating with Highest Honors. She is certified in Christian Apologetics by Biola, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in general biology from Campbell University. She worked in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research for five years after obtaining her undergraduate degree, and has spent more than a decade studying the science, theology, and philosophy pertaining to the origins debate. She is the author of the upcoming book series, Young Defenders, an illustrated storybook series that teaches the fundamentals of Christian apologetics to young children. Book one is slated for release in the spring of 2013. Melissa welcomes opportunities to speak and teach on issues related to science and faith.