Jessica Holmes is a Professor of Economics at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT where she has been a faculty member since 2001. Jessica also currently serves on the Green Mountain Care Board, a five-member Board appointed by the Governor of Vermont to regulate health care and reform the payment and delivery system. Jessica was also appointed by the Foreign Minister of Mexico to serve as the Honorary Consul to Mexico for Vermont. She received her BA from Colgate University and her PhD from Yale University. A recipient of multiple teaching awards, Jessica offers courses in Health Economics, Microeconomics, the Economics of Sin and the Economics of Social Issues. From 2011-2017, Jessica directed MiddCORE, an award-winning leadership and innovation program that teaches skills in areas such as leadership, collaboration, negotiation, human-centered design thinking, innovation and persuasive communication. Jessica has published research in the areas of labor, health and development economics, auction design and pedagogy in journals such as Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Education, Economics of Education Review, Population Research and Policy Review, Southern Economic Journal, Health Affairs, and Clinical Pediatrics.