Senior Researcher

Holly is passionate about using data to make tangible steps toward equitable opportunities in school for students of color and low-income students. A firm believer in the brilliance of young people, Holly sees the potential of data to elevate students’ voices. Since joining Equal Opportunity Schools in 2015, Holly has enjoyed opportunities to work with quantitative and qualitative data to continuously understand and improve EOS’s impact, develop content for student- and staff-focused offerings, and answer pressing questions about EOS’s programs and partnerships.

Prior to joining the team at EOS, Holly’s work focused broadly on positive youth development, including understanding civic engagement among youth in diverse contexts and evaluating the effectiveness of recovery high schools for youth in recovery from substance use disorders.

Holly has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Furman University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a Doctorate in Community Research and Action with a minor in Quantitative Methods from Vanderbilt University.

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