Haley DeLoach is the Administrative Assistant at the Christensen Fund. She calls Atlanta, Georgia home, and currently resides in Athens, Georgia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Master’s in Geography. For both degrees, she focused her research and studies on Indigenous Peoples’ relationships with land in Malaysia.
Prior to working for the Christensen Fund, Haley spent a year in Indonesia teaching high school English. When she returned, she worked in Immigration Services at the University of Georgia. In her role, she assisted international students with immigration status compliance and programmed events and services to increase resources for the international student body. When Haley decided to return to school for her Master’s degree, she conducted research on the land narratives of Indigenous People around a protected area in Sarawak, Malaysia. She worked with Indigenous communities to explore the factors that influenced the dispossession and decentering of Indigenous lifeways and narratives at the park.
In her spare time, Haley enjoys acro yoga, mountain biking, and traveling.