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The Summer 2018 issue of Pepperdine Magazine highlights stories of students and alumni who have successfully confronted and overcome the greatest of life’s challenges. Hawaiian native Cayla Moore embarked upon the unknown waters of Malibu to attend Pepperdine’s business degree program and in the process became a national surfing champion; after surviving a shooting spree as a young child, Graduate School of Education and Psychology student Josh Stepakoff discovered new and affective methods for achieving healing and recovery; School of Law alumna Rebecca Harkness (JD ’07) pursues a life of purpose dedicated to the welfare of the most vulnerable members of society in children’s court; and Seaver College senior Teyha Braun applies her painting skills to help herself and others heal from the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault.