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Doctoral Student in Cognition


Tesnim is a doctoral student in the Cognition program working with David Gallo. She graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in English Literature in 2019. Following graduation, she worked as the lab manager of a memory and cognition lab at the University of Louisville, where she studied memory enhancement in educational and forensic domains, individual differences in memory ability, and the cognitive mechanisms of memory.

Research Interests

Tesnim’s research interests encompass the theoretical and applied dimensions of human memory and learning. Broadly speaking, she seeks to ascertain how metacognition affects mnemonic processes, how the relationship between metacognition and memory is impacted by aging and other factors, and whether metacognitive beliefs can be harnessed to produce positive behavioral outcomes.