Michelle Rivers


I am queer and I am a cognitive psychology PhD student.//

My research applies theories of learning and memory to enhance educational practice. I am particularly interested in investigating factors that contribute to students’ metacognitive judgments (judgments about cognition) and how learners understand and manage their own learning. I am passionate about science communication and outreach, and mentoring LGBTQ+ students interested in STEM fields. Outside of the lab, I enjoy music, spending time in nature, and couchsurfing in new places! Science is for everyone.