Professor of Economics Jessica Holmes is a member of Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board, which regulates health care in the state.

Q: What are you teaching next?

JH: I’m on leave in the fall. In the spring I’ll teach Health Economics and Policy again but as a senior seminar. I decided to put the second half of my leave on hold since my time on the GMCB is limited and I wanted this opportunity to bring more of Vermont’s health care challenges into the classroom. It will be a valuable research experience for our students and potentially useful to the Board. I’m constantly thinking about how to bring students into the other world that I live in. I’m already thinking about projects we can do next spring.