APPAM was the first professional conference I attended when I was working for the California Legislature with my MPP. I gave my first academic paper at APPAM, and interviewed at APPAM for my first (and forever) academic job at USC. APPAM has been the central academic association throughout my career. I value its interdisciplinary nature, diverse membership, and focus on impactful policy and management research.
Juliet Musso, Associate Professor and Vice Dean for Graduate Programs, University of Southern California