This issue of Pepperdine Magazine highlights stories of innovation, creativity, and the challenges of embarking upon unprecedented ventures. Pepperdine alumni, faculty, and a world-renowned cardiologist examine new artificial intelligence-powered tools in the healthcare industry amidst the technological age; Ben Holcomb (’14), Office of Admission staff member and videographer behind Pepperdine's four-year docuseries Rising Tide, explores the show’s 32-episode journey; Lori Gottlieb (MA ’10), a journalist turned psychotherapist, discusses her latest New York Times bestseller, currently being developed for television; Seaver College professors Lauren Amaro, Theresa de los Santos, and Nataria Tennille Joseph join forces with a group of students to investigate the benefits and consequences of social media groups for moms; and Judith L. Wood (JD ’81), an immigration attorney who has helped thousands of refugees, shares the details of her 40-year career, now the subject of a feature film.

Features

As the healthcare industry moves swiftly into an increasingly technological age, experts weigh in on the factors, fears, and future prospects of artificial intelligence-powered innovation
He set out to tell the Pepperdine story from the perspective of five Seaver College students. Now the alumnus, videographer, and admission staff member shares his own story from behind the lens
Based on tales from her own exercises in self-reflection, an alumna applies the art of storytelling to psychotherapy with wit and wisdom

Snapshot

Learn about the common environmental threats to historical materials and how Pepperdine preserves its prized collection of rare cultural heritage items

Spotlight

Seaver College students reflect on how a nine-day Pepperdine experience for high schoolers guided them to explore their calling
A relationship expert explores some of the most common struggles and solutions that singles encounter in pursuit of romance
Scholars examine the impact of new leadership on an organization
A young entrepreneur takes the reins of the family business and lends his own personal style to an iconic brand
A logistics company founded by a group of former Seaver College student-athletes offers a first-of-its kind service for the dockless scooter industry
A GSEP alumna provides parents with the resources and the support to live a screenless lifestyle

Campus Notes

Explore fun facts about Pepperdine University

Inside Voices

For many, May 1 is a day that symbolizes the beginning of a new journey.

The Cut

Research shows that more than half of working professionals will experience symptoms of burnout

Moments

President-elect Jim Gash (JD ’93), the first alumnus to be named president of Pepperdine, gathers with supporters at his official community welcome event on March 4

Editor’s Letter

As a child and into my adolescence I would pore over my parents’ medical books that lined the dark shelves in their shared office