Holly is thrilled to be working on the Data Science team to make existing research applicable and accessible at EOS and to conduct original research with EOS to generate knowledge and improve program tools. EOS’ mission aligns closely with Holly’s passion to use data to make tangible steps toward equity, school improvement, and maximizing the potential of every young person.
Prior to joining the team at EOS, Holly was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University where her research employed quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding civic engagement among youth in diverse contexts, evaluating the effectiveness of recovery high schools as a continuing care resource for youth in recovery from substance use disorders, and program evaluation. She has also enjoyed opportunities to work internationally, including serving as a junior high school teacher in Liberia and working on a collaborative community-based research team in South Africa.
Holly has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Furman University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and recently completed her Doctorate in Community Research and Action with a Minor in Quantitative Methods from Vanderbilt University.