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School of Public Policy Alumni

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy (SPP) prepares cross-sector public leaders who work across differences and create sustainable policy solutions. At SPP we refer to our students and alumni as "wavemakers" in the world of policy. 

Our wavemaker alumni exemplify our cross-sector leadership focus:

  • 36% private sector (government relations, communications, etc.)
  • 24% nonprofits/NGOs/foundations
  • 18% government service (local to federal)
  • 10% postgraduate/doctoral studies

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School of Public Policy Admission
Office of Admission
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

310.506.7493

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SPP Alumni Lance Christensen standing in front of SPP Building

How a Pepperdine Master of Public Policy degree prepares you for a career in the state government. 

Lance Christensen (MPP '04)
Senior Policy Advisor
California Senator John Moorlach

Lance Christensen, describes why he chose Pepperdine, how he began his career in state government, what attracts him to working in state government, and his relationship with SPP. Prior to joining Senator Moorlach's staff, Christensen serves as the director of the Pension Reform Project for the Reason Foundation. His budget and finance analysis have been published in multiple national and local publications, and he is a sought-after expert presenter on government finance and debt issues.

Watch Wavemaker testimonial: Lance Christensen

SPP Alumni Hattie Mitchell

How a Pepperdine Master of Public Policy degree prepares you for a career in education policy.

Dr. Hattie Mitchell (MPP '12)
Founder of Crete Academy

Hattie Mitchell speaks about Pepperdine's unique and well-rounded Master of Public Policy curriculum and its direct affect on her career today as she shapes education policy and the lives of her students at her charter school in South Los Angeles, Crete Academy.

Watch Wavemaker testimonial: Dr. Hattie Mitchell

SPP alumni Troy Senik sitting with laptop in Washington, DC

How a a Pepperdine Master of Public Policy degree prepares you for a career in a think tank.

Troy Senik (MPP '07)
Vice President of Policy and Programs
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Troy Senik speaks about his experience at SPP and how its unique and well-rounded Master of Public Policy degree program gave him the tools and skill set he needed to be successful in his roles in The White House, on Capitol Hill, Sacramento, and as a senior leader in a leading think tank.

Watch Wavemaker testimonial: Troy Senik

SPP Alumni Hans Zeiger

How a Pepperdine Master of Public Policy degree prepares you for elected office.

Hans Zeiger (MPP '09)
Washington State Representative

Hans Zeiger speaks about what attracted him to SPP and how its unique and well-rounded Master of Public Policy degree program gave him the tools and skill set needed to be successful in his roles as State Senator.

Watch Wavemaker testimonial: Hans Zeiger