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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 – kelly.haer@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.8551.

Autumn Bryant

Hey, I’m Autumn Bryant! I’m a senior from Denver majoring in Communication Studies with a Hispanic Studies minor. I love being with people, whether it’s playing board games, nerding out over books/movies, singing a bit off-key to ABBA songs, or sitting down to have a conversation over coffee! The Pepperdine community means a lot to me, and it’s so important to cultivate healthy relationships within that community. Feel free to reach out if you want to meet up and have a conversation— I’d love to get to know you!

Email: autumn.bryant@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

Jayden Hanson

Hey There! My name is Jayden Hanson and I am a current sophomore double majoring in International Business and Finance. I am originally from Wenatchee, Washington and love all things outdoors. Some of my hobbies include surfing, hiking, mountain biking, and cooking. A thing that I love about Pepperdine is the type of community that we have that allows us to make genuine friendships and have authentic conversations. One of the reasons I love RIQ is that it focuses on one of the greatest things in our lives which is the relationships and friendships that we have, and how to grow and understand them. I love to have deep conversations and am more than happy to chat. Feel free to reach out at any time!

Email: jayden.hanson@pepperdine.edu

Serah Hodson

Hi, I’m Serah! I’m from Santa Barbara, CA, and I'm a senior and psychology major. A couple of things I really enjoy are reading, writing, cooking, DIYs, good conversations, and being outside. One of the greatest gifts I've received during my time at Pepperdine has been getting to connect with other people through shared experiences, interests, and ideas. I'm excited to be working with Relationship IQ to help foster more conversations and relationships like the ones I've gotten to have. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions to ask, ideas to explore, or anything you want to talk through!

Email: serah.hodson@pepperdine.edu