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Katie White

Associate Director of Admission

Home Town: Silverdale, Washington
Seaver Class of 2019
Major: Psychology
Email: Katie.White2@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310-506-4392

Favorite Spot on Campus

My favorite spot on campus is Alumni Park. It is definitely the best place to have a picnic with friends, play soccer, throw a football, watch the sunset, or even study. Many of my favorite memories have been spent here!

Tips For Applying

Top 3 recommendations for applying

  1. Visit campus! It is the best way for you to imagine yourself living and learning at Pepperdine.
  2. Consider where you could fit into Pepperdine's mission and showcase this in your application.
  3. Have fun with it! We want you to enjoy the process with no stress. This will help for your most genuine self to be reflected on your application.

Advice for essays and supplemental question

Use your essays to tell us something new about yourself. We already see your transcript and activities you're involved in, so use this as an opportunity for us to get a fuller picture of who you are.

Working in the Office of Admission

My favorite aspect about working in the Office of Admission

I love having the opportunity to share with prospective students a place that is so special to me. I feel honored to play a role in guiding students towards the most exciting and fulfilling four years.

Highlights From My Time at Pepperdine

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

This is a dream come true!

The main reason I decided to attend Pepperdine

Strong academics, Christian mission, and opportunity to live in Malibu.

My favorite class project

My favorite class was a Christianity and Sustainability course I took with Dr. Doran in New Zealand. It was incredible to be challenged on environmental issues from the lens of a Christian and put into practice what we were learning through our eating and living habits that month.

Activities, clubs, and service projects I was involved with

I was involved with Greek Life and intramurals, worked as an Office of Admission Tour Guide and Intern, and served as a New Student Orientation Leader and Coordinator.

How I developed spiritually at Pepperdine

Being surrounded by an encouraging Christian community allowed me to participate in conversations of faith daily with peers, mentors, and professors. I actively attended The Well, Celebration Chapel, and club convocations that assisted my growth through worship and discussions. While I studied abroad, I was introduced to so much beauty and diversity of cultures around the world that played a huge role in solidifying my faith.

The highlight of my Pepperdine experience

The highlight for me was being surrounded by the selfless, brilliant, and Christ-seeking peers, faculty, and staff. The community truly allowed me to grow personally, professionally, academically, and spiritually in ways that exceeded all my expectations for a college experience.

Where I studied abroad

I studied my Sophomore year in Lausanne, Switzerland and studied for a summer in New Zealand.