Sergio Gallardo Palma serves as the Associate Director of the Resilience-Informed Skills Education (RISE) Program within Student Affairs at Pepperdine University located in Malibu California.

Sergio received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Arts in Religion from Pepperdine University.  He has served RISE since 2021 and obtained a CLCI Professional Life Coach certification in 2022.  Sergio leads the RISE Coaching initiative, coaching both undergraduate and graduate students, and training coaches.