I had the opportunity to present my research with Professors Rachel Krause, Gwen Arnold, and Le Anh Long at the 2024 Public Management Research Conference in Seattle, where I also received the Meier Travel Inclusion Award. Additionally, I actively participated in my capacity as the co-director of the PMRA Secretariat.

Fatemi, S. M.*, Krause, R. M., Nguyen Long, L., & Arnold, G. (2024,  June 26-29). Navigating Transformative Change: Insights into City Information Processing and Disaster Preparedness Evolution in Public Management. [Paper presentation]. PMRC 2024 Conference, Seattle, WA, United States. 

The PMRC 2024 was an immensely valuable learning experience, and it was both a privilege and an honor to be one of the 34 recipients of the Meier Travel Inclusion Award.

Presented to the City of Lawrence's Sustainability Advisory Board on "Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Rental Properties." I hope this will spark broader conversations within the community, city departments, and Douglas County, aiming to contribute to the affordable housing and climate action efforts, by developing tailored solutions that address the high energy burdens faced by renters and low-income households. #EnergyJustice

YouTube Link (presentation starts at 59:40)

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Agenda Packet Link

ASPA 2024, presenting a paper on the role of local transformative capacity in policy innovation.

April 12-16, 2024. Minneapolis

Twelve University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses will present their innovative research March 21 at the state Capitol.

Upon completing my doctoral coursework in Spring 2023, I reflected on my journey and shared insights for an enjoyable first two years in a Doctoral program in an Inside Higher Ed article.

Inside Higher Ed highlighted "Navigating the First Years of a Ph.D. Program" among the most-read career advice pieces of 2023.

Sustainability Advisory Board meetings at the City of Lawrence, KS

Lawrence World-Journal's interview on the ongoing protests in Iran and their impacts on KU Iranian students. 

September 26th, 2022

The University Daily Kansan reports on the gathering of the Iranian Community on KU campus in memory of Mahsa Amini, who died as a result of police brutality in Iran for the enforcement of strict hijab laws. 

September 22nd, 2022

I gave testimony at the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) public hearing on Evergy's Proposed Energy Efficiency & Demand-Side Management programs. (Time on video, 1:02:02)

Kansas Reflector reported about this hearing.

Kansas Public Radio also reflected on the hearing.

Presenting a paper at the Urban Affairs Association Conference 2022, April 12-14, Washington, DC.

Title: Experience and Information: What shape why city governments change their preparation practices for climate-related hazards.

I shared with my journey from architecture school to public administration school Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

May 13, 2021