A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies—REECA
Haley Bader, born and raised in Central Virginia, earned her Bachelor’s degree at Bard College, studying both Russian and Japanese. She spent time in St. Petersburg and Kyrgyzstan during her undergraduate years. Later, she worked with a creative youth mentoring program through Americorps and taught life skills to youth on probation. Haley then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Russian-speaking Comrat, Moldova. She and her Moldovan partners developed, wrote a curriculum for and ran a seven-month youth journalism mentoring program. Haley is also an avid writer and plans to pursue a career in journalism after graduating from the REECA program.