From why they love Pepperdine, to the clubs, activities, and service projects they're
involved with, students share what life at Pepperdine University is really like. Read
the student testimonials below to learn more about life as a Seaver College student.
Hannah, a student-athlete, has found lifelong friendships rooted in shared experiences
Joshua found his desired combination of academic rigor and spiritual growth in his
Daniel Iturri Calvo
Even as an international student, Daniel's global lens grew during his time at Pepperdine.
As a transfer student, Brenda was able to find her home through Pepperdine's service
Elizabeth's experience in the international programs gave her countless opportunities
to interact with different cultures and learn about different economies around the
As daunting as the first year of college can be, Dawson's experience at Pepperdine
allowed him to learn about himself and become more independent.
Justus has found validation and support in his academic and social endeavors through
meaningful relationships with his professors and alumni mentors.
Savannah found professional development opportunities both inside and outside of the
As an international student Jolee is passionate about promoting cultural awareness
and respect on campus.
Alexander finds a tight-knit community at Pepperdine where classmates have become
great friends and faculty have become mentors.
Mathew San Jose
Mathew's favorite campus tradition is Dance in Flight because it is a product of the
students' minds and hearts.
As a first-generation college student Asa is passionate about education and studying
the liberal arts.
Heather finds meaning and motivation in the conversations had as part of the Social
Action and Justice Colloquium with Dr. Jeff Banks.
Avery was humbled and challenged while serving abroad as part of Project Serve in
As a Religion and Philosophy major Heather is able to delve deeper into the history
of the Bible and Christianity, as well as her own faith.
Omari interned full-time at the White House and attended classes in the evening as
part of the Washington, D.C. program.
As a student Sergio has unparalleled access to the world-renowned Christopher Parkening,
Chair of Classical Guitar at Pepperdine.
Sarah made history at the 2012 London Olympics when she became one of two first-ever
women athletes to represent Saudi Arabia in the Olympic games.
Small class sizes, access to faculty mentors, the close-knit community, and ultimately
her faith, led to Christine's decision to transfer to Pepperdine from a large public
As an international student from Panama, Andrew has a new found sense of belonging
within the diverse student body and is proud to call Pepperdine his new home.
Getting involved on campus through student employment, intramural sports, and volunteer
activities has led Alexis to find her community as a transfer student at Pepperdine.
Jaime's year studying abroad in Florence, Italy broadened his world perspective and
helped shape him into an independent global citizen.
Daniel is a proud and deserving recipient of the Lydia Hayne Scholarship, which is
awarded to one African student every four years.
As a first-generation college student, Carmen is creating a new legacy for her family
by attending Pepperdine as a double major.
From serving as member of the Pepperdine Ambassador Council to leading weekly Celebration
Chapel gatherings, David's leadership spans all areas of campus life.
Kimberly has presented her inorganic chemistry research findings at national conferences
and has been published in professional science journals.
As a gifted spoken word poet, Demi is capable of commanding the attention of listeners
with her self-composed poems about faith, love, and social issues.
As part of the Washington, D.C. program Demisse interned at the White House and gained
critical knowledge of global affairs and foreign policy.
Wilson has found a robust spiritual community at Pepperdine which has supported and
encouraged his spiritual growth as a member of the Church of Christ.
Zach puts his Business Administration classes to use as a market research intern at
CBS Television Distribution in Los Angeles.