Before joining the Leadership Institute, Haley attended the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and graduated in May 2015. Haley studied criminology, sociology, and prelaw. While attending UNCW, Haley worked for a small law firm and also interned for the North Carolina GOP. She was also the Vice President for the Second Amendment Club and the Secretary of the UNCW College Republicans.
In April 2015, she attended a Youth Leadership School in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated a Top Grad. While attending the YLS she was told about the Field Representative Program and decided to apply. Haley spent the Fall semester of 2015 in Louisiana as a Field Rep and was moved to the position of Regional Field Coordinator in January of 2016. In December of 2017 Haley joined the Leadership Institute Development Team as the Donor Relations Officer for the South Central Region.