Net Impact


shaiShaina Poulard


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. Her hobbies include: Traveling and dancing.


michaelWendy Sambandaraksa


Wendy is a second year, full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. She is an international student from Thailand. Wendy has earned a preliminary teaching credential from the state of California and has experience teaching high school English at a public charter school serving low-income students in Crenshaw. Her hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, eating ice cream, reading, knitting, and eating more ice cream.


kaylinaLauren Ball
VP of Membership

I am a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management pursuing a certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible Business. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Health and Humanity and Health Policy and Management from the University of Southern California, and have over three years of experience in healthcare consulting. I am originally from the San Diego area and love being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and traveling.



manuelFelicia Palmer
VP of Career Development

Felicia Palmer is a full-time MBA student pursuing a SEER (Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible) certificate. She grew up in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from Scripps College (one of the Claremont Colleges) with a double major in music and psychology. After graduating, she worked as a campus director for a student oriented non-profit and as a university program director before attending business school. Felicia is the Vice President of Career Development for Net Impact, President of the Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program, President for Pepperdine Women in Business club, 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 to globe trot, SCUBA dive, and ski and can be heard at school either singing or talking about HGTV. She interned at Princess Cruises during summer 2017.


matthewDelyla Majeedian
Director Of Events

Delyla Majeedian is a full time MBA student at Pepperdine University concentrating in Marketing and pursuing a SEER certificate. As a true Los Angeles native, she attended College close to home and in 2013 graduated the University of California, Los Angeles to earn her Bachelors of Arts degree in History. As a first year student at Graziadio, Delyla is Director of Special Events at the Universities Net Impact Chapter and the Vice President of Events for the Graziadio Entertainment Society. After graduation, she looks forward to leveraging her background in Business Development and Real Estate to break into the Luxury Brand Management field. During her free time, Delyla enjoys traveling, hiking and bicycling.


naqiyahJake Anderson
Director of Marketing and Communications

My name is Jacob (Jake) Anderson and I am a second-year MBA student at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business Management working to attain my MBA with a concentration in Finance and the SEER certificate. I am a part of a 5-year BS/MBA program through Pepperdine University that allows me to get both my bachelors and masters in roughly 5 years. My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration. I currently am interning with Northrop Grumman as a Business Management Intern in their Finance sector. I love the outdoors and find myself being energized by surfing, running, camping, fishing, driving, and any number of other exciting sports and opportunities to experience the world God has given us.


StephanieStephanie Nagel
Director of Volunteering

After spending 4+ years in the military in 2014, I traveled around working on farms and exploring the world. I would say that if I had to limit myself to two words that describe my personality I would settle on adventurous and curious! I usually favor the road less paved and unconventional. I came to Pepperdine for undergrad in 2015 and am finishing up my GI Bill now at the grad school for Global Business. My goal is to complete all my school now and get to work in the next year or so in some international capacity. I'm excited to work with Net Impact as I love the aspects of multiculturalism, diversity, and sustainability that it represents!


samanthaKayla (Qi) Yu
Project Lead

My name is Kayla Yu. I am in the MS in Human Resource program in Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business. I went to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for bachelor's degree. I originally from Guangzhou, South China. It's a beautiful city and full of delicious food. I always describe myself as a foodie. I enjoy travel, badminton, good food, and movies.


jordanSammy Norton
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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 Net Impact, she current serves as Vice President of Women in Business and the Director of Communications for the Malibu Graduate Business Society.


arundatiTawni Gurney
Co-Director of Events

My name is Tawni Gurney and I am a second-year MBA student at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business Management. I am a part of the 5-year MBA program at Pepperdine which is a dual degree program where my bachelor's and master's degrees are completed in 5 years. My undergraduate degree is from Pepperdine's Seaver College in International Business with a certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine's Law School. My masters is in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and the SEER Certificate. I am a very passionate person with a love for many things including Jesus, the people in my life, and anything outdoors from camping to hiking and surfing. I love to serve others and I am honored to be a part of this leadership team and strive to serve the student body and the community the best way I can.


wendyMatt Harkins
Media Coordinator

Matt is a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University and is pursuing a concentration in Entrepreneurship and S.E.E.R. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Matt attended film school at Temple University followed by San Francisco State University receiving a Certification in Digital Media Production. Matt is also a 23 year veteran and active reservist for the U.S. Coast Guard specializing in search and rescue and homeland security. Living an active outdoor lifestyle when he can, he enjoys hiking, surfing, biking and snowboarding.


Ashley Williams
Media Coordinator

Ashley is a full-time MS Real Estate student at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. As an undergraduate, she studied at the University of California, Riverside. There she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Global Studies. She is currently a licensed California real estate agent and has a passion for real estate investments. During her free time, Ashley loves to visit new places and document her journeys through photography.


MargaritaMargarita Lovinska
Community Impact Co-Director

My name is Margarita Lovinska. I am in the MS in Applied Analytics program. I am originally from South Florida. I went to a small university there called Nova Southeastern University and did the big move to California two weeks before orientation started. What I love most about California is the nature and mountains. My hobbies are hiking and exploring with my dog!


IoanaIoana Lamoureux
Community Impact Co-Director

My name is Ioana Lamoureux I'm a first year IMBA graduate student at Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business. I have bachelors degree in Finance, Marketing, and Business Administration from California State University of Northridge. Prior to Pepperdine I worked in finance for the past 10 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. I'm was born in Romania and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to explore Europe once again for my second year of the MBA which I will be completing in France. I enjoy yoga, traveling and outdoor activities with my husband and two dogs.