Holly grew up in Sonoma County, California, and graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in International Relations and History. As an undergraduate, she conducted fieldwork with the Paraguayan Truth and Justice Commission and assisted legal advocacy groups with truth commission follow-up efforts in Peru. In 2005, she traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for an IIMCR Symposium on mediation and conflict resolution and to carry out research for her Honors Thesis, which compared the post truth-commission experiences of Peru and South Africa. As a 2006 Humanity in Action Fellow, Holly researched gender discrepancies in the Danish asylum process at a refugee settlement in Copenhagen. In 2006 and 2007, Holly was a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala where she worked with the United Nations and grassroots organizations on peace building and justice initiatives addressing the Guatemalan genocide, and also served as a legal advocate for victims of Femicide. She then moved to The Hague for a legal internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. From January – June of 2008, she remained in The Hague as an Insight Collaborative Summer Fellow, where she served as an external consultant to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Currently, Holly is a Consultant at Insight Collaborative in their Boston headquarters, working on a global peace education program. She will be attending law school in the fall.