Dreams really can come true.
Since her cancer diagnosis in 2002, Hayley has been a St. Jude advocate and spokesperson – and feeding her dream of working as a St. Jude nurse. She wanted to be an inspiration for the countless children that pass through their doors – encouraging them to reach for the stars.
In 2014, Hayley graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where she majored in spanish and minored in biology. In 2016, she graduated from physician assistant school at LSU Health Shreveport and began to realize her dream of working at St. Jude was within reach.
While she was in school, she applied to work at St. Jude, but didn’t get an interview. She knew she needed more experience. For three and a half years, Hayley specialized in emergency medicine before getting her dream job at St. Jude in April of 2020.