Assistant Dean of Career Development – Selina Farrell
B.S., cum laude
Oregon State University, 1987
J.D., summa cum laude
Pepperdine University School of Law, 1992
Dean Farrell graduated cum laude from Oregon State University where she majored in Finance and minored in Economics. Later, she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class from Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review and as a teaching assistant for Professor Nancy McGinnis.
After law school, Dean Farrell practiced corporate and partnership tax for Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and Orange County. She also worked briefly as a litigation associate for Debevoise & Plimpton in Los Angeles. Later, Dean Farrell taught Legal Research and Writing at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa and worked as an Attorney Placement Director for Special Counsel, Inc., in Newport Beach. She then served as the Assistant Dean for Career Development at Pepperdine School of Law from 2007-2008 before transitioning into teaching Legal Research and Writing from 2008-2011. In late 2011, Dean Farrell returned to the Career Development Office, where she is once again serving as Assistant Dean for Career Development. In that capacity, she regularly counsels students and alumni regarding their career goals and job search strategies. She also seeks out and works with employers to match Pepperdine students with the employers' hiring needs.
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Director of Career Development – Ana Bidoglio
B.A., Social Ecology with emphasis in Criminology, Law, and Society
University of California at Irvine, 1994
J.D. Vermont Law School, 2003
Ana Bidoglio brings over eighteen years of experience in the legal field to Pepperdine. She graduated from University of California at Irvine where she received her B.A. in Social Ecology with an emphasis in Criminology, Law, and Society. After graduation, Ana worked for the Orange County Public Defender's Office for six years, where she closely worked with attorneys on misdemeanor and felony cases. Ana earned her J.D. from Vermont Law School where she clerked for the Federal Public Defender and California Appellate Project. As a law student, Ana spent time as a visiting student at Pepperdine University School of Law and University of California, Hastings College of Law.
After law school, Ana worked in civil litigation firms where she gained vast experience in civil law. She also worked as community liaison and spokesperson on Hon. John Ngo Nguyen's reelection campaign to the California Superior Court, County of Orange. From 2007 to 2012, Ana served as the Director of the Career Services and Alumni Relations Departments at Western State College of Law (Western State), where she advised students and alumni in career planning and assisted them with their job searches. She also developed and administered various law school programs, including job fairs, continuing legal education seminars, professional development workshops, and panel presentations for students and alumni. Ana enjoyed collaborating with student bar organizations to develop programs and activities. While at Western State, she also taught the resume component of the Introduction to Legal Methods and Legal Writing and Research courses.
As the director of Pepperdine's Career Development Office (CDO), Ana counsels students and alumni in career planning, job searches, interviewing skills, and effective networking strategies. She also establishes and maintains relationships with employers, oversees the CDO's on-campus interview (OCI) programs, and coordinates training skills workshops, career related-presentations and workshops, and alumni speaker programs.
Associate Director of Career Development – Miriam Benor
Miriam Benor is an Associate Director for the Career Development Office (CDO). She graduated from Columbia University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School where she summered as a law clerk for the Maryland State's Attorney's Office. After law school, Miriam worked for over six years at a New York litigation firm specializing in complex commercial litigation. At her firm, Miriam served as a mentor to other attorneys and participated in recruiting and training. She is also a trained mediator with volunteer experience for the New York Unified Court System's Community Dispute Resolution Centers.
At Pepperdine, Miriam advises students and alumni in career planning, job search strategies, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and networking; organizes and presents career-related programs; establishes and maintains relationships with legal employers; and acts as a liaison between students, alumni and employers. Miriam's primary focus is government and public interest advising.
Associate Director of Career Development – Hannah Fabrikant
Hannah Fabrikant is an Associate Director in the Career Development Office. Before joining the CDO, Hannah was an associate attorney at Mulvaney Barry Beatty Linn & Mayers LLP in San Diego where she handled various civil and commercial litigation matters and bankruptcy actions. Ms. Fabrikant attended the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002 in both Political Science and Cinema Television (film), and then Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Fabrikant received the Public Interest and Social Justice Fellowship in 2004 from Santa Clara University School of Law and worked for The Legal Aide Society of New York in the Juvenile Rights Division.
In May 2005, she received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the California bar in December 2005. Ms. Fabrikant has volunteered with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, working on guardianship matters and in a temporary restraining order program. Ms. Fabrikant is admitted to practice in the California state courts and the U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California.
As Associate Director of the CDO, Hannah advises students and alumni in career planning, job search strategies, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and networking in legal and professional markets; organizes career forums and alumni networking events; establishes and maintains relationships with legal employers; and acts as a liaison between students, alumni and employers. Hannah's focus is judicial externships and clerkships.
Recruiting Coordinator - Molly Kemper
Molly Kemper is the Recruiting Coordinator for the Career Development Office (CDO). Prior to assuming this role, Molly helped manage the CDO's application process for post-graduation judicial clerkships. Molly graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University's Seaver College with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and a B.A. in Advertising with a minor in Marketing. Before joining the CDO, Molly worked in marketing and customer service in the nonprofit and entertainment industries.
As Recruiting Coordinator, Molly acts as the primary liaison between students and employers. She organizes the CDO's semi-annual On Campus Interview programs (OCI) and builds relationships with employers, all with the purpose of helping students find employment that best fits their career goals and helping employers find the best Pepperdine students and alumni to fit their needs. Molly also helps to maintain the Symplicity database and is happy to answer any questions about that system.