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Staff Snapshots | Monique Appeaning

May 6, 2022 | State Legislatures News | Print

Monique Appeaning

Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.

Role: Legislative fiscal analyst and special projects coordinator, Legislative Fiscal Office, Louisiana

NCSL involvement: Task Force on Cybersecurity and Privacy Work Group; Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Standing Committee; and the Standing Committee on Budgets and Revenue. LSCC: Standing Committees Staff Officer Work Group; Legislative Institution Subcommittee; and Young and New Professionals Joint Subgroup.

Years of legislative service: Seven

The best advice she’s ever received: “To apply logic to something illogical only breeds frustration.”

 

Why did you choose to work at the legislature?

My years of work in the executive branch of government made the opportunity to work for the legislative branch an exciting one for me.

What skill or talent are you most proud of?

Budgeting.

Who or what inspires you?

Knowing that my labor is not in vain.

What’s one thing you love about your state?

The food.

What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?

“The Art of War for Spiritual Battle,” by Cindy Trimm.

What are some of the priorities of your NCSL Standing Committee?

Ongoing staff engagement is a core priority through several initiatives.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

For its “Staff Snapshots” series, State Legislatures News is asking legislative staff about their role in the legislature. If you’d like to suggest a staffer for this series, please email Holly South at NCSL.

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