In the Fall issue of the GCARD, we interview Dr. Margaret E. Slade, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities’ (JPMCC’s) Research Council. In this interview, Dr. Slade discusses her motivation for becoming the Co-Chair of the Research Council and notes that there are no other academic centers like it. She also provides highlights of the 2015 Research Council meetings and details her goals for the Council. In addition, Dr. Slade discusses how she became involved in the commodity markets. She then notes key findings of her recently published work. Lastly, Dr. Slade also provides feedback on the GCARD, regarding the types of topics that should be covered, given its practitioner focus.