It has been Haley's long-time goal to be the first in her family to go to University. A successful NCEA student, the Student Leadership Coordinator at Taita College described Haley as "an exceptionally hard-working young lady who is determined to achieve in all aspects of her life. Haley leads by example."
Haley's determination to succeed also spilled over into many extracurricular activities. When she took part in the Project K programme she was voted Outstanding Student and went on to be one of 9 regional winners. Among other sports, Haley has been dancing competitively for nine years, during which she has picked up over 55 titles.
Haley has developed a strong portfolio of work experience through the Hutt City Council. When interviewing Haley, along with her all-round ability they were drawn to her positive attitude and drive.
She graduated in 2012 with Bachelor of Communications from Massey University's Wellington Campus and then worked at Victoria University of Wellington as a Communications Assistant.
Hayley is currently Community Champion for Z Energy where she coordinates the Good in the Hood campaign, skilled volunteering programme, manage sponsorship requests and help implement initiatives that support their community stand.
In her spare time she is secretary of the New Zealand Rock'n'Roll Association and mentors a student through Project K.