Hello! I’m Mika. I am a cognitive scientist studying how children learn and communicate about the self to others.
I’m a Ph.D student in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. I primarily work with Dr. Hyowon Gweon in the Social Learning Lab. Starting in Fall 2021, I will be a postdoc working with Dr. Julia Leonard and Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger in Yale’s Department of Psychology.
I received my BA in Neuroscience from Wellesley College in 2014. During my undergraduate years, I was a research assistant in Dr. Rebecca Saxe’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, and Dr. Laura Schulz’s Early Childhood Cognition Lab at MIT.
You can reach me at: masaba [at] stanford.edu. And my name is pronounced like this: Mee-kuh Uh-saw-buh.