Tyler Zacharia Named Spring 2016 Commencement Student Speaker

April 15, 2016  | 1 min read

The Pepperdine Graziadio School is pleased to announce that Full-Time MBA student, Tyler Zacharia, will be the student commencement speaker for the April 16, 2016 graduation ceremony to be held at Firestone Fieldhouse at the Pepperdine University Malibu campus. 

Zacharia earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University where he studied international politics and military security. Post graduation, Zacharia traveled to Beijing to study Chinese and was hired by the private equity firm, Schulze Global Investments.  Zacharia is currently working for Moriah Media and acting as Executive Producer on the upcoming Martin Scorcese historical drama “Silence”.  His wife, Katie, is a Seaver College and Pepperdine School of Law graduate and they are expecting their second child. 

“The values orientation of Pepperdine is what drove me to pursue my education here,” says Zacharia. “There is an emphasis on family, community, and things that are more important than making money. It is a huge honor to be nominated as commencement speaker.”

The Graziadio Commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 16, 10:30am-12:00pm can be watched live at the following link: http://livestream.com/pepperdineuniversity/gsbm-april2016