A multi-sport athlete originally from Santa Cara, CA, Hayward has lived in a numnber of countries including Botswana, South Africa, France, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Jett went on to find rugby at Stanford University before graduating in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in International Relations, having focused her studies on human rights, war, and conflict in Africa. Hayward's first rugby match at Stanford was against her eventual Club Life West in 2015, where the game continued on to be central to her post-college community and dedication to fitness.
Earning Collegiate All American Honors in 2018, Jett entered the Eagle pathway, with invites to daily training assemblies under Head Coach Rob Cain in 2020 and 2021. was born and raised in the Bay Area but is always looking for opportunities to travel and experience new people and places.
Hayward would make her USA international debut in March of 2023 against Spain, as part of the Pacific Four Series.