Hailey graduated from Cornell University in 2019 with a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management. As an undergraduate, she interned as a research assistant in labor economics at MIT’s School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative and Columbia Business School. She was also involved in the McNair Scholars program, which supports first-generation college students pursuing a PhD. After graduating, Hailey worked for two years as a predoctoral research fellow to Dr. Amanda Pallais at Harvard University and the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she primarily studied the formation of social connections. In 2021, Hailey was named an awardee of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her research interests include the training and geographic distribution of the physician workforce, insurer-hospital bargaining, and the drivers of health care spending in the US.