About Me

Hello everyone!

I’m Hailey, an animal science major and you must have clicked on this tab to get to know more about me!


Q: Where are you from?

A: Forest Park, IL, a small town just 10 minutes away from Chicago.

Q: Why did you decide to go to the University of Illinois?

A: Strong animal sciences program that allows me to get hands-on experience with animals my freshman year! No other school can beat that!

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Q: What is your dream career?

A: Veterinarian at Brookfield Zoo. This way I can work with a variety of animals and still live close to my family and friends.

Q: Do you miss home? If so, what do you miss the most about it?

A: U of I is great, but I miss my family and friends back home. I love them so much!

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Q: What is the coolest thing you’ve done?

A: Hands-down the best thing that I’ve done is researching penguins at the Brookfield Zoo with my mentor Dr. Lance Miller.

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In summary, Iย tried to get the penguins to be more active in their environments by putting cool toys and rafts in the water. I even created a research poster and presented it in my school’s research symposium.


It was a lot of blood, sweat and tears but it all paid off when I won best research project and got honored as district scholar, one of the top 5 students in the entire district!


That’s not all! As a reward, I got to eat lunch with the district superintendent at John Hancock!

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Q: What’s you favorite food?

A: White rice. I can eat it straight from the rice cooker.

Q: Favorite sport?

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Q: Do you play an instrument?

A: Why, yes I do! I play the clarinet. I also miss my high school band!


Q: What clubs are you in at Illinois?

A: Teachers for Creatures, a club that spreads awareness on animal welfare issues such as pitbull breed discrimination, and puppy mills. Adopt, don’t shop! Pre-vet club, Companion Animals Club and the Illinois Wildlife Conservation Club.

Q: You sure love animals! Do you have any pets at home?

A: Of course I do! I currently have two dogs, Xerox and Mya. They’re from the shelter. Remember, adopt, don’t shop! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Q: What was you high school superlative?

A: Most Friendly. ๐Ÿ˜€


Well that’s enough about me. Time to look at my e-portfolio!

*all photos used on this page are mine!