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Julius Ibraheem, MBA

Enrollment Advisor

For Julius Ibraheem, helping people understand the endless possibilities gained through education is a joy. He believes the first step is the hardest, and that is where he comes in.

Julius graduated in 2003 from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications. From there he began working in higher education, and also earned an MBA in International Business. He took a brief break after relocating, spending a year working with a medical consulting company before returning to higher education with Pepperdine University.

When not working, Julius enjoys traveling, eating, and cooking. He loves to explore different cultures and cuisines and has been to five continents and 38 of the 50 states.

Contact Information: 877-615-0148 ext. 5174 or

Jerel Short

Enrollment Advisor

Jerel Short has been an Enrollment Advisor for almost 15 years. He enjoys working, meeting and helping new students realize their potential and achieve their goals. He earned his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts in Digital Media Production and Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing.

Jerel enjoys working with a wide variety of people, and is excited to share the great opportunities that the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business has to offer and loves to see students grow professionally and personally during the program.

Outside of the office, Jerel enjoys hanging out with his kids and spending time outdoors, playing basketball, and going to the movies.

Contact Information: 877-615-0148 ext. 5284 or

LaJuan Taylor

Enrollment Advisor

LaJuan Taylor has been an enrollment advisor for more than 10 years. In that time she has helped countless students achieve their goals in higher education. LaJuan believes that education has the power to change lives. That’s why she loves being a part of the enrollment process. As a native of Louisiana, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans. Since then she has committed herself to connecting students to their ideal program. When students look for the next step in their career, LaJuan is honored to be the one to guide them.

Contact Information: 877-615-0148 ext. 5063 or