Haylee Mooney is a sophomore at Montana State University Billings majoring in Biology with a minor in Political Science. Haylee inspires change through leadership on campus and service to her community. Haylee is the epitome of a student leader. As a Resident Assistant (RA) on campus, she has worked to address mental health, sustainability, and student volunteerism. Haylee is the first one to volunteer and empowers many other students to volunteer with her. As part of the leadership team for Student United Way, she has coordinated a sock drive, lunch for a homeless shelter, and many other various projects in the areas of income, health, and education. Haylee is currently serving on the Girls-n-Science committee, which is in the process of coordinating this years community-wide science event that focuses on hands-on interactive activities for girls in 4th-8th grades. Haylee is an amazing student who has taken the initiative to engage and connect to MSU Billings and the community, as well as encourage other students to make a difference.
I first became involved in volunteering because of family influence, starting in middle school. Throughout high school, I was involved with many different things such as Student Government and multiple volunteer organizations, while developing leadership experience through athletics and community involvement. In college, I have empowered others to be involved both on campus and in the community by providing opportunities of growth and support. On campus, one of my main roles is being a Resident Assistant with Housing and Residential Life. Through this position, I have been given the opportunity to intentionally connect with residents and further them on their path to achieve their individual goals. I helped re-create the housing volunteer program to offer opportunities for students to engage within the Billings community. As a part of the Student United Way leadership team, I have helped to organize a sock drive and a lunch for homeless individuals in the area. With the many campus and community opportunities I have been given I will continue to develop as a leader and encourage others to do the same.