Talk to an rIQ Friend
Want to chat about relationships? Is a friendship painfully confusing? Want to feel appreciated, heard, and empowered? Contact a Relationship IQ intern to talk about any relationship issue you're facing.
Through Friend2Friend, the rIQ interns offer help by listening, giving suggestions, offering good resources, and by being 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 Executive Director of the Boone Center for the Family, Dr. Kelly Maxwell Haer – email@example.com or 310.506.8551.
Hi there! My name is Katai Mutale (pronounced kah-tye moo-tah-lay). I am a recent Pepperdine Alum (Class of 2023) with a degree in Communication Studies! I am from Lusaka, Zambia, a country in southern Africa. I call myself a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to hobbies and passions: I do all kinds of art (visual, music, performance, written, speaking, fashion), outdoor sports, and I love researching anything and everything. I love Pepperdine for its closeness; it provides several opportunities for anyone to do life together, which tremendously helped me when I was a student. As a Relationship IQ intern, I want to create space for that, especially since I am an alum and can help you navigate any hurdles from now till graduation (and beyond).
Hello there! I'm Sherlene, currently a senior majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications from San Jose, California! During my free time, you can often find me hanging out with friends, indulging in a good book, singing my heart out, or having intentional one-on-one hangouts to forge meaningful connections. One of the things that is truly unique about Pepperdine is its tight-knit community. It's amazing how you can constantly bump into familiar faces on campus and effortlessly meet up with friends while heading to class. This creates fantastic opportunities for engaging in intriguing conversations! Speaking of which, I absolutely adore discussing a wide range of topics. So, if you ever feel like having an intentional and meaningful conversation over coffee, lunch, or dinner, don't hesitate to reach out! I'd be more than thrilled to make that happen!
Hi! My name is Laura Winterod and I'm a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio studying Integrated Marketing and Communications. Some things I love are music, spending time with my family and friends, staying active, and reading. Pepperdine is such a special place and I’m so grateful that I am able to surround myself with some of the most genuine and kind people I have ever met, all while living in Malibu! I’m so excited to be joining Relationship IQ and explore what it means to have healthy relationships while also working to foster the authenticity that I know and love about the Pepperdine community. Feel free to reach out anytime!