Today we’re excited to introduce you to Hailey, one of our Outreach Coordinators! As a fifth-generation Washingtonian, Hailey was born in Everett and raised in Snohomish, Washington. She then moved up to Bellingham where she attended Western Washington University and received her BS in mathematics with minors in leadership studies and economics. Hailey then went on to receive her master’s degree in public administration from University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy. When Hailey is not working alongside all of us here at TVA, she enjoys being outside, running, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and two beautiful Labrador Retrievers.
What interested you about TVA?
I learned about TVA when I was interning with the City of Seattle. I wanted to continue in the public sector and consulting gave me the opportunity to stay involved but from a different perspective. Being on government teams as a consultant gives me space to apply my academic background to systems of power with fresh eyes and freedom to think outside the box. It also helped that I had worked alongside TVA staff in my internship and could pick up on the intentionality around racial and social justice in how they approached their work. It’s important to me that these ideas are at the root of everything TVA does.
If you could be any cartoon character which, would you be and why?
Not a cartoon character, but Hemione from Harry Potter – I was her for Halloween many times and I admire her curiosity, determination, and outlook on life.
Where would you spend all your time if you could? And why?
Outside in the PNW! I love hiking and trees and have gone camping with my family every year ever since I was little.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? And why?
I’m looking forward to figuring out who I am as a person. Our twenties are such formatives years and I’m excited to continually embrace opportunities to grow and learn more about myself.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? And why?
Rescue a dog! I am a dog person and have always had rescue dogs. Learning to care for their needs and quirks is something everyone should experience, plus they have the best personalities.
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
It’s depressing, but “how’s the planet? Are we still here?”