Holly Deering is the program manager of the APPLE Training Institute and health educator in the University of Virginia's Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Her primary role is overseeing the APPLE curriculum, conducting assessment, providing support for APPLE team action plan development and identifying best practices for substance abuse prevention in college athletics. Holly is the co-advisor of the University of Virginia Athletics' Student Athlete Mentor (SAM) program. She serves on the University of Virginia's Hazing Prevention Advisory Committee, is a liaison to the National Hazing Prevention Consortium and serves on the advisory board of the national Step UP! bystander intervention program. Holly previously worked in residence life at Southern Methodist University. Holly earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from James Madison University and Master of Education in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education from the University of Virginia.