Linnea Holy is a Research Professional at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). She is working with Professor Koichiro Ito on electricity markets in Chile, researching the value of transmission lines and policies encouraging investment in renewable energy. She has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics with high honors from Swarthmore College. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Linnea dreams of making an impact on the world around her through improving community well-being. In college, she quickly realized that decision-makers listen to the language of economics, so when she discovered she enjoys math and working with data, she dove right in. Her academic interests include econometrics, the environment / ecology, racism in America, and sexual health / sex work. In her free time, Linnea enjoys biking, particularly bikepacking, and cooking.

“When I got the offer, I jumped at the chance to contribute to economics research I so wholeheartedly agree with. Since I’m considering grad school, I hoped to work with a top-tier researcher who had a reputation for good mentorship. With Koichiro, I hit the jackpot. The mission and rigor of the research at EPIC attract a talented cohort; working among such motivated, fascinating peers is icing on the cake. And personally, I will always feel at home in the Midwest. The affordability of Chicago certainly doesn’t hurt, either.”