Class of 2018 / 2016
Holly is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and earned her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences at Trident University. She graduated in 2016.
During her 14 years of military service as Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, Holly earned the Navy and Marine Corps commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the distinguished Purple Heart medal. While on mission in Iraq in 2010, she was shot by a sniper. The bullet went in, but not through, her head. She was in a coma and experienced a long, slow recovery.
Holly worked with the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida as part of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge for coral restoration efforts in the Florida Keys in 2015 and returned in 2016 for an internship. She plans to work on a Master’s Degree at Trident, and is interested in water quality.
- Status: Veteran
- Branch: Navy