Holly is thrilled to return to Iona College for a third summer, coming from Barcelona, where she is a design strategist and educator of creative and innovation methodologies. Her project work concerns growing imagination capacity and addressing individual and organizational emotional intelligence by bridging the gap between creative and business mindsets.
As Founder of Arts Meet Bizness, Holly combines methods and practices from business and creative industries to develop educational programs for universities, organizations, and communities. In addition to her current work as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, NYC since 2014, some of her most recent collaborations include Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona (IED), Culinary Institute Barcelona (CIB), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), and EU Business School Barcelona. Additionally, Holly is a Cultural Initiative Resident at Fabra i Coats Art Factory Barcelona investigating her own methodology and developing a program called The Creative Experience Project. Holly possesses an MBA in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, and a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University.