Haley is a first-year PhD student. Originally from North Carolina, she earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2007. From there, she began her graduate work in African-American studies at Columbia University. She went on to earn her MS in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. For her thesis, using Bexar County, Texas court and Census data from 2000-2013, she researched marijuana conviction and sentencing disparities among White, Black and Latino offenders. As a doctoral candidate at Temple, she is building upon her past graduate research and focusing on studying the ways in which marijuana drug laws and policies create inequitable outcomes in the criminal justice system, resulting in a highly disproportionate over-incarceration of racial minorities. Her interests include drug policy reform, over-incarceration, racial inequality, and drug-related policing tactics.