Hailey was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She credits her love of Birkenstocks, coffee, independent music and all things weird to her Northwestern upbringing.
Hailey has been doing fundraising, communications and mobilization in the non-profit sector for seven years. She spent five of those years at Invisible Children working on raising awareness about the use of child soldiers by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa and fundraising for the organization’s lifesaving programs. Some highlights from her career include leading a march of 10,000 people to surround the White House, working with students to activate their communities for change and learning a lot of choreographed dances (because you have to learn how to maintain joy in the midst of working with difficult issues).