Slaymaker is an undergraduate at Ohio University, where she is pursuing a degree in environmental planning and policy, with a minor in geography. She is currently conducting research on composting programs in higher education through the Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group, and has previously done research under the auspices of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the Urban Long-Term Research Area Exploratory Awards (ULTRA-Ex). She is involved in promoting sustainability on campus through the university’s Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee, the Student Senate’s Sustainability Committee, and contributions to the university’s environmental e-publication Routes. During her sophomore year, she led a subcommittee of students and professors that created construction and design standards and benchmarks for Ohio University’s Climate Action Plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2075. Slaymaker plans to attend graduate school to prepare for a career in urban planning, public policy, and sustainability.