Haley leads work within the WRI US team and with teams across WRI to advance natural climate solutions, nature-based carbon removal, and responsible biomass use in the US. Haley works at the federal, state, and regional levels to leverage restoration, protection, and sustainable management of natural and working landscapes to increase carbon sequestration and provide equitable environmental services to communities. Haley manages WRI’s research and policy work on biomass utilization, biomass carbon removal, biofuels, and climate-friendly land use in the US.

Haley holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment with a focus on environmental policy, environmental justice, and land use in the US West; and a BA in Environmental Anthropology from Colorado College. While at Yale, Haley served as a research assistant for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative and assisted Bridger-Teton National Forest and other partners with land use planning and stakeholder engagement. Previously she worked as an environmental science educator for NatureBridge in Yosemite National Park and has guided educational wilderness trips in Alaska, California, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Haley has also worked to build coalitions to support soil-friendly ranching practices with the Quivira Coalition in New Mexico and conducted post-fire restoration and public lands maintenance with the Rocky Mountain Field Institute in Colorado.

Haley lives in California with her partner and two cats. Outside of work, Haley loves to backpack, SCUBA dive, water color, and felt.