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MBA Women at Pepperdine



Felicia Palmer



Felicia Palmer is a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business & Management pursuing a SEER (Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible) certificate. She worked as a campus director for a student oriented non-profit and as a university program director after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in Music (vocal performance emphasis) from Scripps College. Felicia is the president of the Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program, Vice President of Career Development for Net Impact, and serves on the Career Management Center's student advisory board in addition to representing Graziadio as a student ambassador. Passionate about living life to the fullest, Felicia loves exploring the world skiing and SCUBA diving and can't get enough of HGTV.


Sammy NortonSammy Norton

Vice President


Sammy Norton is a first-year MBA Candidate at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business & Management on a general management track pursuing a SEER certificate. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration from Fresno Pacific University and worked in the advertising and marketing industry prior to relocating to LA. In addition to her studies, Sammy currently serves on the board for Net Impact and Graziadio Marketing Society. In addition to Women in Business, she current serves as Co-President of Graziadio Diversity & Inclusion and Director of Communications for the Malibu Graduate Business Society.


Shai PoulardShai Poulard

VP of Career Development


Shai is a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and is also pursuing a certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible Business. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. Shai received her Bachelors of Science in Biology degree from Cal Poly Pomona, and has six years of experience in the Biotechnology industry. Her passion is to promote self-sufficiency through education and empowerment. Recently, Shai co-founded a non-profit organization centered around promoting higher education in "at-risk" schools of South Los Angeles. In addition to her role as VP of Career Development for Women in Business, Shai currently serves as President of Net Impact, Vice-President of Emerging Leaders, and Co-President of Graziadio Diversity and Inclusion. Her hobbies include: Traveling and dancing


Yuxi LiuYuxi Liu

VP of Finance


Yuxi Liu is a 20-month full-time MBA candidate at Pepperdine University in the finance concentration. She received her bachelor's degree from Xiamen University, China, and majored in accounting. Before Pepperdine University, Yuxi worked for KPMG as an auditor for three years; the clients were from media, telecommunication, manufacturing, and energy industries. In addition to Women in Business, she currently serves as the VP of Finance in Asian Business Club.


Phoebe YuanPhoebe Run Yuan

VP of Marketing


Phoebe is a first-year MBA student at Pepperdine University. She finished her bachelor's degree from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics majoring in Business English. Before coming to Pepperdine, she was a Chinese teacher for a year. Her interest is in marketing and she wants to devote her efforts to the women community in the future. Phoebe is also manager of community involvement in Challenge for Charity and student senator of the Graziadio Student Government.