The editorial board is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of the Pitt Policy Journal (PPJ). PPJ is a student-led initiative with a mission to provide an avenue for students to contribute exemplary research, inquisitive debate, and constructive dialogue to peers and practitioners of public policy. It is the board's hope that the journal will serve as an incubator to foster new ideas and encourage the intellectual curiosity of GSPIA students. This year's PPJ staff included, Editors-in-Chief, Elizabeth Bell, MPIA, and Tyler O'Daniel, MPIA; editorial staff Luis Alonso, MPIA; Tahirih Annis-Christy, MID; Scott Dempsey, MPIA; Emily Francis, MID; Alicia Houser, MPIA; Nancy Jones, MPA; Carly Krystyniak, MPA; Michaela Lies, MPIA; Carmelena Moffa, MPIA; Brett Morgan, MPA; Rachel Vinciguerra, MID; Abby Waliga, MPIA; and Emma Wallis, MPA. To download a copy of the Journal, click here.