rIQ Friend to Friend

rIQ friends siting near a campfire

Want to chat about relationships? Is a friendship painfully confusing? Want to feel appreciated, heard and empowered?

Talk to an rIQ Friend!

Contact one of our fabulous rIQ Interns to talk about any relationship issue your facing. We're not therapists, we're fellow students who want to help.

How can we help? We'll listen, give suggestions, offer good resources, and be a sounding board. Look through the bios below, decide who you'd like to connect with, and email that intern. You're also welcome to connect any time with the Relationship IQ Program Director, Kelly Maxwell Haer – kelly.haer@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.8551.

Matt Abracosa

Hey! My name is Matt Abracosa and I am a junior majoring in Business Administration with an I/O Psychology minor. I am from Palos Verdes, California and I enjoy hanging out with family and friends as well as playing basketball and ping-pong. I am an introvert by nature, but a great passion of mine is developing deep and intentional relationships. I love getting to know people and having honest conversations so I'm always down for meeting up and grabbing a bite, my treat!

Email: matt.abracosa@pepperdine.edu

Jessa Lebens

Hi! My name is Jessa Lebens and I'm a junior at Pepperdine, majoring in psychology. I love to paint, play guitar, be out in nature and go to the beach with friends. I love spending quality time with people and getting to know them beyond the surface. I'm always down for deep talks at the beach or over coffee. Feel free to email me and we can meet up!

Email: jessa.lebens@pepperdine.edu