Hailey hails from Nome, Alaska, where she wandered the tundra while exploring arctic fox dens, chasing bumblebees, hunting moose and picking berries with her family. Hailey moved south for school and worked on farms and ranches during summers. She became fascinated by the intersection of ecology, agriculture, and sustainability. Along the way, she fell in love with the curious behavioral repertoire of insect pollinators.
Hailey has been working in honey bee behavior research since 2010, and landed at Cornell University in 2015 as a Ph.D. student in Neurobiology and Behavior with Professor Tom Seeley. She transitioned to do more applied honey bee health research with Professor Scott McArt in 2019, and left to focus on making bee lasers at Combplex full time in 2020.
Hailey now lives in Austin Texas.
This week we welcome back to the podcast Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes. They joined us back in November, 2019, when they were nominated as the one of the 18 finalists in the Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center …