14 years old. 

Hay is a compassionate person who hopes to become a nurse to help the people of her home country. When asked how she intends to prepare for such a career, she responded with,“I will read and learn about the human body, but I will learn about my heart in order to serve people the best I can.”Her native language is Hmong which is a world apart from English. Although she understands it well, she sometimes struggles to express herself. However, these limitations seem to vanish once a camera is placed in her hand, then her photographs tell her story. Hay is skilled at determining when a detail or scene will impact the viewer of her images. She is particularly gifted at aligning the elements in her pictures to create a dynamic viewing experience. Through her sophistication and consistency, Hay clearly displays her creative maturity.