Leading Waves

Please know that the Leading Waves are  intended to guide and advise students about the graduate school experience, and should not be considered a source for official University information.

The Leading Waves are a student-based initiative designed to enhance the overall Pepperdine experience for full-time Graziadio School students. These individuals, who are carefully selected by faculty, work closely with the student recruitment staff and faculty to develop programs and activities designed to assist you, the new students, as you transition into your MS program. The mentors consist of a number of student club officers. We are here to assist you with anything from academics (concentrations, workloads) to getting around in LA and introducing you to all that the Graziadio School has to offer.


Contact the Leading Waves Team

For questions, we invite you to contact the Leading Waves MSAF Chair, Sophia Fan or the MSGB Chair, Pooja Shah.


Meet your 2017-2018 Mentors

sophiaSiqi (Sophia) Fan

MSAF Chair



Sophia Fan is studying for her Masters in Applied Finance at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. She received her Bachelor degree majored in International Business at Southwest University of Finance and Economics in China. After graduating from her undergraduate studies, she worked in China International Capital Corporation as a financial analyst for eight months. She also holds a Bloomberg Market Concept Certificate.




Kyle Gerrans


Kyle Gerrans is a full time MSAF candidate who received his Bachelor of Arts and Social Science in Economics at Pepperdine University in 2014. He also received his Master's in Public Policy from Pepperdine's School of Public Policy in 2016. Kyle has work experience in the biotechnology industry as well as in public affairs and non-profit. In addition to his academic pursuits, Kyle was a NCAA D-1 athlete who played for Pepperdine's volleyball while earning his undergraduate degree. He still competes internationally doing MAS wrestling and is a founding member of a gym in Newbury Park, CA.


Dylan Greenleaf



Hui Ern (Lavyne) Liew



poojaPooja Shah

MSGB Chair


Pooja Shah is currently a 15-month MS in Global Business student at Pepperdine University with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Development. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Globalization and International Development. She currently works at the Office of International Student Services as a student Intern and is a mentor for incoming students in the MSGB program. With an interest in Org Development, she hopes to work in Operations Management after graduating from Pepperdine.



chloeChen (Chloe) Wu


Chenyuan Wu (Chloe) is currently a student in Master of Science in Global Business (MSGB) with a concentration in Operations Management. She earned her undergraduate degree in International Business and Marketing with a minor of Technology Operations Management. She is currently working as an assistant event planner for weddings with Lifetime Creation. With an interest in improving the work of progress and technology, she hopes to obtain an operations management job in the technology industry.


Wan (Vera) Zhou