Holly is currently a graduate student in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Masters in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2008. Her research focuses on an individual’s sense of control within the larger context of a major life stressor. Specifically, how one’s sense of control might fluctuate when faced with novel events. Other areas of interest include health and sexual behaviors and the developmental mechanisms involved.