Meet the Staff
Farah Rezvan, Administrative Assistant
BS, Electrical Engineering, California State University of Los Angeles
Farah Rezvan holds the title of administrative assistant at the Office of Student Accessibilities. She can frequently be seen working the front desk, proctoring exams, and walking around the campus with a smile on her face. She prides herself on her sympathetic nature, and she often forgoes formalities to ensure that she can make every student's day. Her mantra is "If I can not do great things, I can do small things in a great way". Farah works Monday through Friday part time.
Amanda Kopang, Exam Systems Manager
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."
Min Hui Kim (Min), Administrative Services & Note Taker Manager
BA, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Min Hui Kim strengthens student access for academic pursuit at all five schools of Pepperdine in coordinating notetaker accommodation process, office technology, alternative text procurement, and financial administration. Min enjoys meeting and learning from new people, culture, cuisines, and experiences. Min believes that higher education is a map to those who are finding their place in this world where they could be at their heart's content and purpose fulfilled.
Jennifer Duck Baker, Associate Director for Accommodation Processes
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.
Mickey Triffo, Accessibility Specialist
BS, Secondary Education: Language, Literature, and Writing, Eastern Michigan University
MA, TESOL, Pepperdine University
Mickey Triffo believes that all students have the right to thrive in the university experience. Assisting in navigating systemic and structural challenges, her work with students and community members is an endeavor to maximize access for people with disabilities. Mickey’s personal knowledge and experience as a disabled student fuels her passion for promoting accessibility.
Sandra Harrison, Executive 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.