Haley E. Qualls

Haley Qualls

Social Science

Haley Qualls is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society; the Order of Omega, the Greek Honor Society; and Phi Eta Sigma, the honor society for first-year college students. In each of those societies, she has been recognized for excellence.

Haley is passionate about youth empowerment, women’s empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights and social justice — themes that are reflected in her academic and community endeavors. She graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in social science, with history as her primary of concentration and sociology as her secondary area. She is a gender studies minor, and she is earning a Certificate of Community Engagement.

As a member of the Bonner Scholars Program, she served as a first-year class-based leader and as a youth empowerment issue area leader. In her Greek organization, Pi Beta Phi, she held vice presidency offices. In addition, she served as a peer tutor for sociology and anthropology students and participated in four-year internship with the Chisholm Community Center as its afterschool program coordinator. Further, she interned with the Orange City Village Improvement Association, as well as with the Arte Del Mundo Cultural Center in Ecuador.

Her senior research project, "Making Up for Lost Times: A Critical Review of the Representation of Women's History within the Museum Landscape," examined the digital exhibits of three different museums that focus on women's history — including the Women’s Museum of California, the National Women's History Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History — to determine whether the museums' exhibits represent women in ways that reflect the most recent gender scholarship. She found their exhibits still frame women in more traditional ways and do not use gender as a form of historical analysis or adopt an intersectional approach.

Haley was accepted into four top-notch graduate programs. She plans to attend New York University in the fall on a scholarship to pursue a master's degree in public administration.