Haley holds a BA in Photography and a BFA in Ceramics from University of North Florida and a MFA in Art from University of Arizona. She is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at Memphis College of Art. Her series of photographs, Wait Watchers, has been featured in over 50 articles all over the world and she has appeared on CBS This Morning and NPR to discuss her photographs. She has been nominated for the 2014 Prix Pictet and is a finalist for the Renaissance Prize and the Prix Virginia. Her image "Blondie" was a semi-finalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Prize.