Holly Leppanen is the Director of Training and Adult Education for EMERGE. In that role, Holly oversees the Training, Adult Education and Financial Wellness programs and services which provide career credentialed training and employment opportunities, GED navigation services, and financial education and coaching. Holly started with EMERGE as an AmeriCorps member and has worked in multiple roles within the organization. She has previous experience in Adult Basic Education Instruction, financial services, and case management and coaching. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations from St. Catherine University and TEFL certification from Hamline University’s Graduate School of Education. Holly is committed to social justice and revealing the potential in people and communities.