Bailey graduated in 2017 from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Although she entered college as a completely open major due to her variety of interests - outdoors and and environment, music, art, running, math, science - Bailey found that through engineering she could create positive change locally and globally while remaining involved in her other interests through marching band, symphony band, running club, art classes and more. On the engineering side of things, Bailey became involved in research early on, where she worked with nanomaterials, making filters to be used to remove contaminants from water. This research also lead to her participation in the Grand Challenge Scholarship Program. The program has five components: entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary studies, service learning, global involvement, and research toward one of engineering's fourteen grand challenges, and being a part of the local Engineers Without Borders chapter played a large role in completing the components. Bailey joined the Iowa Professional Chapter in 2015. Since joining, Bailey has traveled twice to El Salvador as a student to work on water-related projects in multiple communities, and she is excited to continue her participation and travel as a professional engineer.