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Heather Odell

Hometown: Auburn, Washington
Status: Senior
Majors: International Studies and Hispanic Studies




International Programs

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

Academic Accolades

  • Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative
  • Article published in Global Tides, Pepperdine journal of arts and sciences
  • Presented research at the International Studies Association
    Research Assistant, Political Science Department
  • Social Action and Justice Colloquium
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program


  • Education and Literacy Coordinator, Volunteer Center
  • Model United Nations
  • Resident Advisor

Service Projects

  • Camp David Gonzales
  • Project Serve, Nicaragua
  • Standing on Stone Homeless Ministry

"One of the most meaningful experiences I have had at Pepperdine was being part of the Social Action and Justice Colloquium and getting to know Dr. Jeff Banks. In that class I was forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to consider social justice issues such as racism, poverty, disability, and LGBTQ rights, and consider what role I should play in being an advocate for change. I am forever thankful for those conversations because they continue to shape and motivate me to this day."

Heather finds meaning and motivation in the conversations had as part of the Social Action and Justice Colloquium with Dr. Jeff Banks.