Message from the RAA President

Natalie Crawford

I hope you all are enjoying the summer and taking time to recharge.

In case you missed it, RAND has a new president and CEO. Jason Matheny joined RAND earlier this month, and you can read more about him in this issue.

RAND's Summer Associate Program—which has been introducing outstanding graduate students to the organization since 1960—is in full gear, with more than 50 summer associates participating this year.

And in September, we will welcome another extraordinary cohort of Pardee RAND students.

The people of RAND are our greatest asset and the engagement of RAND's ever-growing alumni community truly sets this organization apart. The connection among alumni is so important, which is why I'm happy to share that we are planning to host an in-person RAA reunion in Santa Monica. I hope you will save the date—September 15—to join us. Keep an eye out for the invitation.

In the meantime, stay well. I can't wait to see you!

Natalie Crawford

Natalie Crawford
President, RAND Alumni Association