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Long after leaving their alma mater, Pepperdine graduates continue to pioneer groundbreaking advancements in their careers, promote goodwill and fellowship within their communities, and inspire the ever-growing global community of alumni to follow these same traditions while creating new ones of their own. Selected from more than 100 nominations, these alumni distinctly and successfully demonstrate the University's mission of purpose, service, and leadership through their personal passions and professional accomplishments while living abroad.

Meet Our Outstanding Alumni Abroad


Mindi Aleme
Melinda (McClung) Aleme ('00, MA '14)

Regional Program Director/Co-Founder of Lighting the Ethiopian Path, Lighting the Ethiopian Path

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Jonathan Butcher
Jonathan Butcher (MA '12)

Co-Founder/Chief Operations Officer, The Lily Project

Matagalpa, Nicaragua


Christopher Chetsanga
Christopher J. Chetsanga ('64)

Professor of Biochemistry, University of Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe



Bradley Christianson-Barker
Bradley Christianson-Barker ('05)

Pastor, Open Door Church

Maple Ridge, Canada


Taylor Clayton
Taylor Clayton ('12)

Environment and Trade Consultant, United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment)

Geneva, Switzerland


Jon Derby
Jonathan Derby (JD '04)

Founder, Counsel to Secure Justice

Delhi, India


Caitlin Dunn
Caitlin Dunn ('06)

Program and Operations Manager, John Snow, Inc.

Lusaka, Zambia


Joseph Dzamesi
Joseph Kwame Dzamesi ('98)


Sonrise Christian High School

Ho, Ghana 


Charlie Engelmann
Charlie Engelmann ('01)

Director, Pepperdine University Shanghai Program, Pepperdine University

Shanghai, China


Dan Hentschl
Dan Hentschl ('09)

Missionary, IberoAmerican Ministries

Monrovia, Liberia


Maisy Ho
Maisy Ho Chiu Ha ('93)

Executive Director, Shun Tak Holdings Limited

Hong Kong, China


Tomi Jaiyeola
Tomi Jaiyeola ('09, MPP '15)

Program Manager, CodeLagos, The Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Lagos State Government

Lagos, Nigeria


Kate Kearns Jaskolski
Kate Kearns Jaskolski ('08)

Artistic Director/Teaching artist and educational consultant/Teacher of Applied Theatre, Nigeria's Premier Inclusive Disability Theatre Company/Children's Developmental Centre in Lagos/University of Cape Town

Lagos, Nigeria


Nandor Kiss
Nandor Kiss ('11)

US Army Judge Advocate, United States Army

Landstuhl, Germany


Victoria Li
Minyi "Victoria" Li (MBA '04)

Partner, Lys Executive

Guangzhou, China


Chandra Melton
Chandra Melton ('99, JD '02)

Fitness Studio Owner, Haven

Shenzhen, China


Radu Oprea
Radu Oprea (MPP '08)

President, Young Entrepreneurs Association from the Southeast Region of Romania

Galati, Romania


Jason Quinter
Jason Quinter (MS '10, MBA '17)

Commanding Officer, Region 7, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group

Frankfurt, Germany


Erin Valentine
Erin Valentine (PsyD '10)

Clinical Psychologist in Women's Mental Health and Developmental Pediatrics, Sidra Medicine

Doha, Qatar


Helen Winter
Helen Winter (LLM '17)


Berlin, Germany