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Rebecca Campos

Rebecca Campos

Director, Intercultural Affairs

Rebecca Campos is a graduate of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy where she specialized in Economics and International Affairs. She received her BA in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College. Prior to receiving her Master's in Public Policy, she worked for the United Nations in her home country of Jamaica. Since receiving her MPP she has worked in higher education in the capacity of student affairs and as an adjunct professor serving first-generation underrepresented college students and guardian scholars. Rebecca returned to Pepperdine in 2017 to serve as Coordinator of Learning and Engagement. Rebecca hopes to enhance the undergraduate experience for all students and foster a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus environment. To contact Rebecca, please email her at rebecca.campos@pepperdine.edu.

Michael Hahn ICA Asst. Director

Michael Hahn

Assistant Director, Intercultural Affairs

Michael Hahn is the Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs at Pepperdine. A Master of Divinity graduate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2020), Michael worked as a Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Global Christianity while serving at City Church Boston, where he cultivated discussions on faith and racial justice. Prior to seminary, he worked as a real estate private equity analyst while serving at Reality Church of Los Angeles, where he led and coached small groups in the West LA area. An avid writer, Michael is currently in the low-residency MFA in Writing program at Pacific University. To contact Michael, please email him at michael.hahn@pepperdine.edu.

Sharon Wakio Asst Director for International Students

Sharon Wakio

Assistant Director of Residence Life for International Students

Sharon Wakio is an alum of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology here at Pepperdine, with her Masters in Psychology. She came to the United States as an international student from Kenya to pursue higher education in 2006, where she began her educational journey at Boise State University. Sharon has worked in the mental health field as a case manager and is a nationally certified Anger management counselor. She has also worked in various roles within Student Affairs to support and advocate for international students, and those experiences have led her to her current role as the Assistant Director of Residence Life for International Students. This year, Sharon will be serving in a hybrid role in both Housing & Residence Life and Intercultural Affairs to support International students. She will be working to provide intentional programming while creating spaces to help international students thrive here at Pepperdine. To contact Sharon, please email her at sharon.wakio@pepperdine.edu.

Mimi Dao RD and ICA Coordinator

Mimi Dao

Resident Director and Intercultural Affairs Coordinator

Mimi Dao received both her Master's in College Counseling and Student Development and her Bachelor's in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to her current position at Pepperdine University, she was a summer intern with Housing and Residence Life where she fell in love with the Pepperdine community and is so excited to be back serving in a new capacity. Within the past few years, Mimi has held many roles in Student Affairs at various universities such as Cal Poly Pomona, Berklee College of Music, and Azusa Pacific University where she has gained experience working with different student populations. Mimi aspires to do her best to ensure each student finds their sense of belonging on campus and hopes to be a source of joy and encouragement to everyone she meets. To contact Mimi, please email her at mimi.dao@pepperdine.edu.

Shelly Cox ICA Admin Coordinator

Shelly Cox

Administrative Coordinator, Intercultural Affairs

Shelly serves ICA staff and students as Administrative Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She reported and wrote for the Santa Maria Times before earning a M.S. in Ministry from Pepperdine University. She has been part of the Pepperdine community as a student, staff member, faculty spouse, and parent since 1991. As a University staff member, she has held various positions including Associate Chaplain, Payson Library Tech Services Associate, Human Resources Receptionist, International Programs Admin Assistant, and Admin Coordinator for Spiritual Life Programs. A mom of four sons, in her downtime she likes to hike, garden, travel, read, and cook. She is an active member of the Camarillo Church of Christ. To contact Shelly, please email her at shelly.cox@pepperdine.edu.

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