Hayley has worked in education since graduating from Warwick University in 2014. Teaching orphaned children in Sri Lanka made her realise she wanted to dedicate her career to helping young people. Since then she spent 3 years at Elevate Education, where she supported over 300 schools to improve student performance and aspiration. She hopes to continue to have an impact on young people's lives.

As a child Hayley was always involved in drama and theatre, and actually performed at the Royal Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall as a teenager (she fell over during one of her dance performances, but tries not to remember that part).

Her dream female mentor would be JK Rowling, because she is such an amazing example of how our failures are just stepping stones on our journey to realising our potential!

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