Holly VanWert is the Regional Organizer for NEPA Stands Up. Born and raised in Scranton, she is a lifelong activist, writer, and pizza enthusiast. At NEPA Stands Up, she is responsible for base building and overseeing the member-led committees and grassroots organizing happening throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2022, NEPA Stands Up successfully collected over 13,000 signatures to limit the use of solitary confinement in the Lackawanna County Prison. In addition to organizing for power in NEPA with PA Stands Up, she organizes a weekly mutual aid effort in Scranton primarily serving the unhoused community. In her free time, she can be found with her nose in a book.