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