Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Haley Guess was surrounded by natural beauty from a young age and developed a deep fondness for understanding and visualizing science that followed her into adulthood. During her second year in college, while researching prospective medical schools, Haley came across a job description for a medical illustrator and was ecstatic to find a career that fit her goals, interests and talents so perfectly. After deciding to wholeheartedly pursue scientific visualization, she spent the next two years during the COVID-19 pandemic finding mentors and working with faculty members to prepare for graduate school. In 2022, Haley graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and minors in Art & Design and Spanish.
While at BVIS, Haley is specifically interested in developing her skills in animation, 3D modeling, mixed reality and web development. Haley is thrilled to be a part of the BVIS program and to learn more about the impact and importance of her field, and she is constantly inspired by her peers to create engaging art that captivates and teaches diverse audiences in a clear and bold way.