Holly previously served as senior director of Financial Stability Initiatives at United Way Suncoast, where she oversaw the planning and implementation of financial stability programs, strategies and collaboratives in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota/Manatee areas. She has experience advocating at the federal level for EITC and CTC preservation (2015) and free tax preparation (VITA) grant funding (2017), and for state funding for tax preparation for United Ways in Florida (2016). Prior to joining United Way Suncoast, Holly worked as legislative aide to U.S. Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, a senior member on the House Financial Services Committee and Chair of the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus. She served as his lead adviser on financial services and housing issues, with a focus on financial empowerment for low-income Americans. Previous to her work on Capitol Hill, Holly worked at the U.S. Department of Education and at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Holly has a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Emory University. She is proudly a product of Pinellas County Public Schools and a daughter of Florida public educators.