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Melissa Leavitt Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Strada Education Network

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Melissa Leavitt is Senior Research Fellow for the Strada Institute for the Future of Work, where she researches and communicates new developments in education and career pathways for adult learners.

Through past positions in education, advocacy and philanthropy, Leavitt has used research-based storytelling to make new insights and findings both accessible and actionable to a wide variety of stakeholders. Prior to joining Strada, Leavitt was the marketing content strategist for Strada affiliate InsideTrack, a provider of student success solutions, where she analyzed and reported on student support in higher education. She has also led research communications for a national nonprofit and was a lecturer in writing and rhetoric at Stanford University.

Leavitt earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University and her M.F.A. from The University of Montana.