Holly is currently a senior at the University of St. Thomas, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Economics.  She hopes to attend grad school for International Studies within the next 2 years to continue her education.  Summer 2009 was spent in Ireland studying the economic impacts of the large influx of foreign workers as well as the current economic crisis the country faces today.  As one of the Program co-Chairs, Holly is working on developing a mentor program that will help current SPAN students better prepare for a summer abroad.  With an experience such as SPAN, there are many questions that students have but aren't sure who to go to for an answer and this is a problem that will hopefully be solved with the creation of a program for mentorship.