Year: 2015 – Present
Program: PhD in Clinical Psychology
Major Area of Study: Clinical Neuropsychology
B.A. (2012) University of California, Berkeley; Psychology
Provost Fellowship, Drexel University, 2015-2017
Psi Chi Fall Graduate Research Grant, 2017
Council on Brain Injury Research Grant, 2017
Master’s Thesis Title: Vocational Multitasking Ability in TBI: Is Sleep a Contributing Factor?
Jillian Tessier is a doctoral student from Los Angeles, California. Her primary research interests include the impact of mild traumatic brain injury, insomnia, and anxiety on multitasking in vocational settings. As an undergraduate, her senior honors thesis investigated the link between insomnia and working memory in individuals with bipolar disorder. Before coming to Drexel, she spent three years working as a research coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs on multiple projects, including teaching healthy habits to Veterans with severe mental illness, and examining memory functioning in Veterans with mild cognitive impairment.