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Joy Brown

Senior Admission Counselor

Specialty - Church of Christ Admission

Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Seaver College Class of 2016
Major: Sociology and Political Science
E-mail: joy.brown@pepperdine.edu
Phone: (310) 506-4392
Video Location: Res Row

Favorite Spot on Campus

Res Row is my favorite spot on campus because you can really feel the amazing community here at Pepperdine. As you walk to your dorm you can stop to chat with friends, watch sand volleyball games, or pause to take in the amazing ocean view.

Tips for Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Submit everything as early as you can.
  2. Be yourself and don't try to impress us.
  3. Enjoy the process, it only comes around once.

Advice for essays and supplemental question

Be creative! Show us your personality and tell us what you're passionate about.

Other General Advice

Don't wait to submit everything until the last minute, trust me!

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

I love the fact that we are a team working together for a common goal, and that we all have the best interests of the students in mind.

Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine

The first thing I thought when I learned I was accepted to Pepperdine

I can't believe I get to spend the next four years at the beach!

The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine

The high academics paired with the Christian mission and the sense of community I felt here.

Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with

I was a student worker and intern in the Office of Admission, I was a team leader for Step Forward Day, and I helped start a women's ministry called Delight on campus.

My favorite professor

Honestly I've had so many incredible professors so it's hard to pick just one. Dr. Kim, one of my sociology professors, taught some pretty hard classes that really challenged and pushed me to be a better student and a better citizen.

How I developed spiritually at Pepperdine

Through studying abroad and interacting with a diverse student body, my time at Pepperdine helped me to see how beautiful and big the world is. I came to more fully understand how much God loves all of us, and how we are called into community with one another. My mentors and my experiences helped me see Jesus in ways that I think only leaving home and entering into a supportive community can.

The highlight of my Pepperdine experience

I spent two summers living on campus, and they were so much fun! Campus is quiet during the summer, so I spent a lot of time just hanging out with my friends and exploring Malibu.

Where I studied abroad

London, England