Hollie Pettersson dreams of a world where all students experience engaging instruction and exit high school with the skills necessary to be successful in life. As a first-generation college attendee, she is driven to clear a path to home plate for others like her, who were not born on 3rd base. Hollie has experience as an administrator, a licensed school psychologist, and a classroom teacher. She currently serves as Director of Leadership Development and Research for the SWiFT Education Center at the University of Kansas and Founder of Diligent Learning, a non-profit with 501(c) 3 status focused on mitigating opportunity gaps for historically marginalized students and communities in Utah.
Undoubtedly, her most rewarding and challenging role is being a mum to Reuben and Helen.