Doctoral student in Cognition

Background

Jalisha is a doctoral student and Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow working with Drs. Sian Beilock and Susan Levine. She graduated with honors from Princeton University in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology and a certificate in Neuroscience. While at Princeton, Jalisha worked as a research assistant in the Human Working Memory Lab of Dr. Andrew Conway. Additionally, Jalisha has served as a research assistant in the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics branch of Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York and as an analytics contractor for the Delaware Department of Education.

Research

Jalisha is interested in the relationship between metacognition and academic performance. Specifically, she is interested in the question of whether students' introspective abilities can be improved through pedagogical modifications in the classroom.