Marlit Hayslett works with UVA graduate students and faculty on how to share their research with non-specialist audiences such as the public, media, industry, and policymakers. Prior to coming to UVA, Marlit worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute studying science policy. She also served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Krompachy, Slovakia. Marlit holds a B.S. and M.S. in International Affairs, and an M.S. in Public Policy, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia.