Melissa is a brilliant scholar and author of the new book “Crossings: A Bald Asian American Latter-day Saint Woman Scholar’s Ventures through Life, Death, Cancer & Motherhood (Not Necessarily in that Order)”. Melissa has a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard. She currently teaches at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. We met at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU where she was speaking to support her book. In the episode, we talk about growing up in California, her mission, her studies of Christianity in Asia, her family, battling cancer, what being a feminist means to her, and the church in Asia and New Zealand. Melissa is so engaging and her perspectives are brilliant.