Hailey Heinz is a policy researcher at the Cradle to Career Policy Institute. She works primarily on projects related to early childhood education including home visiting, child care, PreK, and Head Start. She also works on bringing data to life through interviews, and making policy and data 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 statewide, with an emphasis on Albuquerque Public Schools. Her reporting included the politics of education as well as the classroom-level implications of education policy. Before her time 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.