Careers in Public Policy
Director of Government Affairs
Port of Long Beach
Long Beach, California
MPP, Pepperdine University, 2002
and International Relations
BA, Sociology and Black Studies,
University of California,
Santa Barbara, 2000
Earning a master's degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy helped prepare me for a successful career in both government and public relations. The practical foundation I received through the school's intense core classes and the skills I learned during my summer internship taught me the importance of applying policy theories to real-world applications.
In my current position with one of the state's leading public relations firms, I am responsible for developing public policy strategies as well as conducting public affairs and community outreach programs for various clients. The degree I earned from Pepperdine, in addition to the experience I gained working for the California State Senate, provided me with the skills needed to develop effective public affairs and public policy strategies.