Hayley is a recent UCLA graduate majoring in the Earth & Environmental Science. She researches the effects of climate change on patterns of temperature and precipitation in central China, the American Midwest, and central Europe, and hopes to expand this survey to other regions. Additionally, Hayley is working on developing a space for an ICP-OES in the lab’s suite of environmental analysis instruments. Hayley aspires to become an astrobiologist, environmental lawyer, community college professor, science/science fiction writer, and hobbyist botanist. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, cycling, hiking, reading science fiction, knitting, and writing.