Representative Jessica Brumsted was born in Warwick, RI and came to VT in 1983 to attend the University of Vermont (UVM) where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics, and a master’s in public administration from the University of Vermont. Jessica is an experienced government relations professional who started her career in Congressman and then Senator Jim Jeffords’ Vermont office in the late 80s where she worked for 12 years on health care and disability policy before serving as Director of Government Relations at (then) Fletcher Allen Health Care. She left Fletcher Allen to serve as Director of the Vermont Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC) at UVM for several years before resigning to focus her time and energy on raising her four children. For the last decade, she has been an active community volunteer on numerous committees and boards, and she continues to serve on the Lund Board. In 2016, Jessica was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives to represent Shelburne and St. George. She first served on the Government Operations Committee; currently, she is a member of the House Human Services Committee and the Government Accountability Committee. Jessica is married to John and together they are the proud parents of seven children and seven grandchildren.