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.


Golfer Sahith Theegala shines at the college level—and beyond.
Following a long and decorated career, a WNBA champion and Olympian takes the reins of Waves women’s basketball.