Graziadio School of Business and Management
Bart Templeman is a 20-month MBA student pursuing a concentration in entrepreneurship and a Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy certificate. He is originally from Southern California and completed his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara before working in the environmental consulting field for five years. Bart has also spent time in Japan working as staff English instructor at Yamaha, Suzuki Motors, and Sony, Inc. He is currently also a member of Net Impact. A lifelong surfer, when not on campus you can find Bart patrolling the local lineups around LA and Ventura.
Tyren L. Thompson serves as vice president of education for Toastmasters International. Tyren is a second year MBA candidate pursuing a concentration in leadership and managing organizational change. His other areas of focus are Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice and alternative dispute resolution. Tyren is also co-president of the Black Graduate Business Association and blogs regularly for Graziadio Voice. His professional experience is in retail management, where he was responsible for the daily operations of the front end of a $70M (annual revenue) store with an average of 10,000 transactions per day. Before joining Pepperdine, Tyren completed his bachelor’s degree in marketing at California State University, Los Angeles and spent a year abroad at South Korea's Yonsei University.
Andreina is a 20-month Full-time MBA student from Venezuela pursuing a concentration in finance. Prior to coming to Pepperdine University, Andreina completed her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering. She has worked in the finance and controlling department at Telefonica, a large telecommunication service company. Upon completing her MBA, Andreina is interested in pursuing a role at a consumer packaged goods company and hopes to lead a long career in corporate finance.
VP, Public Relations
Paraag Agrawal is an MS in Applied Finance student at Graziadio School of Business and Management. Born and raised in India, Paraag received his bachelor of engineering in information technology from University of Pune, India. Prior to joining Pepperdine, he worked as a business analyst at an international trading firm with operations all across Asia. At Pepperdine, Paraag serves as a board member for Toastmasters Society and Finance Club. He spends his time outside of school exploring electronic music and social media, with a passionate goal of pursuing a career in the corporate music industry.
Felicia is currently in the Full-time MBA program. She is born and raised in Singapore, where the weather is hot and humid year round. She chose Los Angeles to further her studies because the weather is perfect and the people are friendly. She is sociable and loves to be around people. Her active engagement in school clubs has also allowed her to become more open to feedback as well as constructive critiques. She previously worked at Kimberly Clarke as a lab technician for one year. Her academic and professional experiences have enabled her to become a quick learner as well as a creative and cooperative player. She plans to pursue a career that requires her to travel so she can see the world.