Bailey wrote on her application, " As a young Maori female, I would like to be a role model for others and demonstrate science is an area that is exciting, challenging and worth doing".
Bailey's teacher describes Bailey as having charisma, is socially mature and acutely aware of others, and is passionate about making a difference to the community. Bailey helped to organise World Vision and White Ribbon activities at her school and instigated a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in 2012.
Bailey is also involved in Kapa haka and school debating and in her leisure time enjoys baking, sewing and going to the gym.
Bailey plans to gain entry to University of Otago to study medicine.