Haley O'Brien, Miss Minnesota USA 2014, is currently a senior at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology and Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry. This twenty-one-year-old hopes to continue her medical studies at the University of Minnesota and eventually specialize in neurosurgery and/or facial reconstruction. She was born and raised in the small town of Excelsior, Minnesota. She has an older sister, Erin, age twenty-three, and a younger brother, Noah, age sixteen. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, camping, hiking, and painting. She also enjoys "caking," or the art of extreme cake baking. Haley is a self-professed nerd. Throughout middle school and high school, she was bullied for both her awkward appearance and passion for academics. She has taken this experience and used it to encourage young people to always be themselves no matter what others may say.