This issue of Pepperdine Magazine showcases the exemplary efforts of champions who provide a voice for some of society’s most vulnerable communities. GSEP professor Adel Najdowski and her students apply scientifically-proven training techniques to coach individuals diagnosed with autism; US Foreign Service officers Benjamin Kauffeld (’92) and Leah Pease (MPP ’01) travel nonstop to promote global outreach; and Caleb Scott ('17) plans to fulfill a three-year commitment to provide humanitarian aid distribution to families overseas.


After serving in ministry for 25 years in 20 countries, a spiritual director hones in on a life-changing approach to self-reflection.
An international refugee crisis inspires undergraduate Caleb Scott ('17) to a professional calling.