Holly Owens is a Senior Instructional Designer with Academic Partnerships. She has over 15 years of experience in education in various roles, including high school educator, instructional technologist, and podcast host. Holly has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in education, and instructional design. She has a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, two master's degrees, one in Instructional Technology, and another in Distance Learning from the University of Maryland, Global Campus. Holly is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education Administration and Leadership with Touro University Nevada and hopes to graduate in Spring 2022. She has a passion for online learning and the opportunities this modality brings to students around the world. Holly is also a small business owner & podcast host. Her business, Jolly Holly Ed Services, offers professional services for those that want to transition to a career in instructional design as well as providing higher education institutions with support in developing online courses and programs. Her podcast, EdUp EdTech is a go-to resource to stay updated with the latest and greatest Ed Tech tools that are disturbing (in a good way) education. Holly has interviewed CEOs, Founders, and EdTech innovators who are changing the landscape of education by making learning more accessible, fun, and engaging. She lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with her two furbabies, Kolton and Lola.