Hailey hails from Nome, Alaska, where she wandered the tundra around her childhood home, while exploring arctic fox dens, chasing bumblebees, hunting moose and picking berries with her family. Hailey worked with the University of Alaska’s integrated pest management (IPM) team for three years before moving south for school. In Vermont, Montana, and Massachusetts, she worked on farms and ranches and became fascinated by the juxtaposition of commercial agriculture, small farms, and humanity’s hunter-gatherer roots. Along the way, she got distracted and fell in love with the curious behavioral diversity of insects. Hailey has been working in honey bee behavior research since 2010, first at Wellesley College and starting in 2015 as a PhD candidate at Cornell University in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Like Nathan, she is multifaceted: bee expert, graphic designer, precision solderer, and she can also race a dog sled.