Hailey Heinz is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Cradle to Career Policy Institute. She works primarily on projects related to early childhood education, including home visiting, child care, and pre-k. She also works on bringing data stories to life and making those stories meaningful for readers from all backgrounds. She holds a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in political science, with an emphasis on public policy.
Before joining CCPI, Hailey was a reporter for the Albuquerque Journal, where she covered K-12 education for four years spanning two gubernatorial administrations. Her reporting included the politics of education as well as the real-world implications of different education policy choices. Before taking on the education beat, Hailey covered crime at the Albuquerque Journal, and has past reporting experience on a variety of topics for the Boston Globe and the Anchorage Daily News.