Haley was born and raised in the Bay Area. Because her mother has been the Athletic Director at Sacred Heart Schools for over twenty-five years, she attended Sacred Heart, a Catholic institution, for fifteen years. Pursuing a Division I athletic scholarship, she moved to across the country to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina (UNC). Beyond competing in NCAA Final Fours and ACC championships, Haley received her degree in both Global Studies and English Literature, with concentrations in transnational culture and identity in Africa and postcolonial literature. Drawn to education, community, and service, she was also the outreach director for the UNC athletic department, organizing field days, read-a-thons, and sports events for local schools. However, it was in Vietnam through a program called Coach for College that Haley discovered her love and passion for teaching. Since then she has taught at New Horizons bilingual school in the Dominican Republic and St. Lawrence in Santa Clara. She is currently pursuing her International Baccalaureate Certificate to be a more internationally minded teacher.
At Cristo Rey San Jose, Haley teaches sophomore English: Literature Through the Lens of Globalization and senior English: Authors of Color. Haley could not be more grateful to be a part of such a collaborative, dedicated and compassionate community. She is inspired by the mission and loves growing and learning with her students each day.