Hays serves as the education services manager in the producer relations program. She assists the consultation managers with developing and evaluating educational programs and learning opportunities that support agricultural innovations.
Hays specializes in designing adaptive learning environments, generational learning styles, agriculture advocacy, social media outreach and stylized learning. In addition to working with the consultation staff, she assists external agencies and organizations in designing outreach programs and professional development programs on educational engagement for formal and nonformal learners. She also manages the Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program.
Hays joined the Noble Research Institute in 2015 after serving a combined 21 years at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks and Wildlife.