Holt was born and raised in Honolulu, HI before coming to New Haven in the fall of 2014. He is currently a sophomore in Yale College pursuing a B.S. degree in Chemistry. In the Newhouse group, he is using computational methods to investigate how a small molecule binds to the GABA type-A receptor and and explore the activity of its analogs. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing the trumpet, and trying new foods.