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.




After a whirlwind career of wins, Lorenzo Romar is back at Pepperdine and ready to take the Waves to the top
Students seek spiritual mentors to help guide them toward a deeper relationship with God
School of Law alumna Rebecca Harkness (JD ’07) pursues a life of purpose in children’s court
At the Portland Police Bureau, Chief Danielle Outlaw (MBA ’12) is changing perceptions of policing nationwide
As the country’s honeybees face decimation, alumnus Jeffrey Lee (’90) has stepped up to save them
Seaver College student Tehya Braun is committed to creating art that will help fellow sexual assault survivors heal

Campus Notes

As fire season heats up in Malibu, Pepperdine’s lieutenant of fire and safety preparedness tackles hot topics.

Inside Voices

The Cut


Editor’s Letter