Holly Bourquin advises the student newspaper (The Vertical) as a faculty member at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL. In addition to teaching journalism for more than 10 years, she also teaches International Baccalaureate (IB) Film and has taught English at the high school, dual enrollment, and college level. She is the advisor for her school’s Quill & Scroll International Honor Society chapter and oversees student print, web, and podcast media efforts. In addition to her teaching experience, she has more than 20 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience. Previous roles have included overseeing the publication of an international magazine, serving on the Florida Magazine Association board of directors, and managing multiple forms of communications including social media, digital media, print media, and web publishing. She holds a master’s in English with a concentration in technical and professional communication from East Carolina University. Holly is passionate about delivering media instruction to students that is hands-on and mirrors real-world industry practices. Outside of the classroom, she works as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. Holly loves to spend time with her family (including two oversized, spoiled dogs), travel, read, and cook. She is thrilled to be joining the Washington Journalism and Media Conference staff this year!