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Educator | Nonprofit Leader
I am a nonprofit leader and educator from Orange County, CA, who serves on the boards of directors of the Blind Children’s Learning Center, where I am governance chair, and Tias Arms, a nonprofit that assists abandoned children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. I am also a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth, president of the Pepperdine University Orange County alumni association (OC Waves), and a member of the Chapman University Alumni Association board. Pepperdine recently selected me as an inaugural 40 Under 40 honoree. At Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, I am an assistant tutorial professor of humanities and social sciences. Additionally, I serve as a Delta Gamma PRO, which means I speak to Delta Gammas and other members of the Greek community around the country about topics such as leadership and self-esteem. Delta Gamma also selected me for its Hope Serving program where we assist visually impaired children at a summer camp. I earned a doctorate degree in education and master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Chapman University. My dissertation focuses on the leadership traits of female Fortune 1,000 board members. I live with my husband, Dr. Michael (Mike) Moodian, foster son (whom we hope to adopt officially soon), rescue dog, and chinchilla in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.