Student's Bio
Malak Elmessiry (she/her/hers) is currently a Junior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Arabic Language and Language Sciences. A research assistant in Dr. Lisa Fazio’s Building Knowledge Lab, she has worked on a variety of research projects that all aim to better understand the imperfections in human memory systems and ways that complex information can be most effectively communicated and retained. With the support of VUSRP, Malak is currently working on a research project that explores this problem in the realm of short-form political fact-checking tweets. This project resides at the intersection of two of Malak’s greatest academic passions, psychology and linguistics—passions that she hopes to continue to pursue in graduate school.
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