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Meet the Staff

Amanda Kopang

Amanda Kopang, Office Administrator

BA, Telecommunications/Production, Pepperdine University 

Amanda Kopang assists with scheduling communication, and the daily tasks that help students achieve their educational goals. She enjoys seeing students realize their full potential, from demonstrating weekly improvements to overcoming significant milestones. Amanda believes that "Life is explorations, and it is so much better when we are all supporting each other as we journey through it." 

 

Kellie Kamimoto

Kellie Kamimoto, Administrative Services Coordinator

BA, English Literature, Pepperdine University

Kellie Kamimoto works on the logistics behind accommodations for students registered with the Office of Student Accessibility. This includes coordinating note-taking services, scheduling and proctoring exams, and providing general administrative support to students as they navigate the challenges of university life. Kellie enjoys hearing students' stories, particularly about their aspirations, goals, and the ways in which they hope to tangibly affect the world.

 

Jennifer Duck Baker

Jennifer Duck Baker, Assistant Director

BA, Audiology, University of Tennessee

MEd, Special Education, Severe/Profound Disabilities, University of Southern Mississippi

Jennifer Duck Baker collaborates with disabled students, professors, staff, and administrators to make Pepperdine University accessible to all community members. Jennifer is dedicated to exploring new ways of thinking about people and environments, and discovering new ideas about what "disability" is and what it means.

 

Sandra Harrison

Sandra Harrison, Director

BA, English Literature and Communications, Mary Baldwin College

MS, Management and Leadership, Pepperdine University

Sandra Harrison works with students, faculty, and staff from all five Pepperdine schools as the University removes barriers presented by physical structures, course design, or tradition to create accessibility for all. Sandra enjoys being part of the process where students with disabilities can articulate their needs and experience all that Pepperdine has to offer.