Pepperdine Women in Business



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


Lindsey P.Lindsey Purington

VP of Finance

Lindsey is a full-time student pursuing her Masters of Science in Human Resources at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business. She is a Southern California native but wanted to try living on the east coast to pursue her undergraduate education. She received her BA in International Relations from Boston University. Before attending Pepperdine, Lindsey worked for Bain & Co. and BCG in Talent Acquisition and Program Management. In addition to Women in Business, she also serves as a Student Advisor on the Career Management Center Advisory Board.


KarishmaKarishma Lulla

Manager of Event Communications

Karishma is a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business. Raised in Dubai, Karishma got her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media with an Advertising concentration from Mumbai University (KC College) and went on to work as a Conference Producer for Oil & Gas workshops. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she worked in marketing for a leading exhibitions and tradeshows company in Dubai. Karishma currently serves as the Manager of Event Communications for Pepperdine Women in Business, in addition to being an active Student Ambassador. Her hobbies include travelling and reading.