Holly has devoted her career to mission-driven Organizations and disciplines with a passion for giving back and making the world a more peaceful place. She has 10+ years of experience in managing conflict, promoting advocacy, and directing development and humanitarian aid projects across the globe. Holly is skilled in cultivating positive relationships and is adept in cross-cultural communication and diplomacy.
Holly received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics and Diplomacy from Texas A&M and went on to complete her Master’s Degree in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Holly has worked on issues ranging from environmental protection, education policy, political campaigns, supporting refugees & asylees as well as interfaith dialogue and direct mediation processes. She has studied conflict on an academic and theoretical level but also experienced it personally living and working in war zones, poverty-stricken, and conflict-ridden environments on four different continents. These experiences have allowed her to grasp the ethical challenges and cultural sensitivities that are essential to research and communication when dealing with victims of trauma and abuse. These personal experiences have supplied her with a unique perspective on developing peace-building strategies that address the complex humanitarian challenges for persons affected by protracted crises. In her two years of service as a Senior Project Manager and Mediator with the National Conflict Resolution Center, Holly has overseen and managed all levels of Corporate, Higher Ed, Governmental, and Non-Profit Customized Facilitated Dialogue Programs.
Education & Professional Affiliations
- Master’s in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation– Tel Aviv University
- Bachelor’s in International Politics and Diplomacy – Texas A&M University
Training Experiences & Specialties
Hobbies & Interests
Meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures, foods, and languages. She loves to read sci-fi novels, go kiteboarding when the wind is good, and paddleboarding in the Cove when it’s not.