Doctoral student in Cognition


Jalisha is a doctoral student working with Dr. Sian Beilock and Dr. Susan Levine. She is also a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellow and an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellow. She graduated with honors from Princeton University in 2016 with a BA 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.


Jalisha is broadly interested in understanding how students’ attitudes towards math can influence their math performance and life outcomes. Much of her current research focuses on the impact math anxiety can have on students’ study strategies and academic decision-making.