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Pepperdine Caruso Law Announces Third Annual Belonging Awards Finalists

Pepperdine Caruso Law is pleased to announce the third annual Belonging Awards finalists:

Student Award

  • Brandi Coleman - (nominating comment excerpt) I’ve been lucky enough to get to witness Brandi use her voice to speak up for not just herself, but also for others and their best interests. Brandi is a student that tends to work behind the scenes because she doesn’t do what she does for recognition, however, she truly deserves to be celebrated for how much she has persevered in the classroom, her personal life, and in her position as a leader on campus.
  • Alayah Beyers - (nominating comment excerpt) Alayah always has a big, bright, welcoming smile for all the students and faculty whom she encounters. She is a kind and empathetic human who embodies all the ideals of Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. In addition, Alayah works hard to ensure that all voices within the Pepperdine community are heard, regardless of background, skin color, gender or sexual orientation, faith, or walk of life. She listens with compassion and endeavors to understand the experiences of her fellow classmates.
  • Deepika Chandrashekar - (nominating comment excerpt) Deepika advances diversity, equity, belonging and empowerment in all her work. In multiple clinics and in student leadership, she is conscious of voices on the margins and challenges the forces of exclusion. She is a light for progress toward a vibrant community at the law school.

Student Organization Award

  • OUTLaw
  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • National Latina/o Law Student Association

Faculty Award

  • Professor Deanna Newton
  • Professor Kris Knaplund
  • Professor Jennifer Koh

Staff Award

  • Kristin Lyming
  • Hannah Neighbors
  • Jeannie Ruse

The finalists will be honored and the winners announced at the Belonging Awards on February 24. For more information and to register to attend, please see Third Annual Belonging Awards.