Alex Begle is a full-time 20 month MBA candidate at Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business. After graduating from Albion College in 2009 with a B.A. in International Relations with an African focus and French minor, Alex dedicated 7 years to global development programs, most notably in Haiti, Morocco, and Kyrgyzstan. She is a lifelong learner committed to finding new strategic approaches to organizational challenges.
Faculty Advisor Gia Honnen Weisdorn, J.D., LL.M.,MBA, is a practicing attorney with the Law Offices of Gia Honnen Weisdorn, a firm with clients in the fields of entertainment, the Internet, biotechnology, and technology, among others. Since 2001, Professor Weisdorn has taught business law, eLaw, international law and negotiations at the Graziadio Business School. She has taught in each of the Graziadio School's MBA programs as well as in its undergraduate program. She began her legal career as a labor lawyer with a major California law firm. She is the former general counsel for two public companies, where in each case she was responsible for supervising all legal matters pertaining to the company. She served for several years as a staff theatrical production attorney for a major motion picture studio. Professor Weisdorn is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar honors graduate of Columbia Law School (LL.M.) and graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law (JD). She holds an MBA with a finance concentration from Pepperdine University.