Holly is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. She has previously received a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Astronomy from Cal Poly Pomona. Over the course of two summers at NASA Langley, she began her research into in-space robotic construction that set the foundation for her research at Virginia Tech. Now, her dissertation topic focuses on using robots to correct for damage deflection in trusses to facilitate a stable environment for repairs.