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Hailey Simpson
Coastal Resiliency Specialist / Project Engineer

Hailey Simpson, WEDG

Coastal Resiliency Specialist/

Project  Engineer


M.O. University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Oceanography – Coastal Systems


B.S. University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Ocean Engineering

Hailey Simpson joined RACE as a Coastal Engineer in 2017.  Hailey has a background and a focus in physical oceanic processes and works on a variety of coastal design projects and coastal analysis studies here at RACE.  Her work includes performing wave transformation analysis, wave load calculations on coastal structures and coastal flood mapping studies along the Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts coastlines.  Hailey has a wide-range of knowledge in federal, state and local regulatory codes and standards and has helped design and complete regulatory packages for residential and municipal piers, seawalls, revetments, marinas and various other coastal structures.  She is proficient in AutoCAD, Carlson and a wide variety of wave models developed by the USACE and FEMA.  With her growing knowledge base, Hailey collaborates with her fellow colleagues at RACE as well as with numerous federal, state and local regulatory agencies to make the Northeast coastline a better place to work, live and have fun.

Hailey has attained WEDG Associate status from the Waterfront Alliance for demonstrating proficiency in sustainable waterfront property development practices.

Originally from Western New York, Hailey fell in love with the ocean while taking family vacations to Wellfleet, Cape Cod every year for the past 27 years and counting.  Hailey enjoys spending her time out of the office exploring coastal towns and hitting the beach or hiking trails.

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