Veronica Yan is a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA and USC with a PhD in cognitive psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on the cognitive underpinnings of memory and the strategies that lead to effective and efficient long-term learning. In particular, she studies “desirable difficulties” in learning, why they work, and the motivational mindsets required to appreciate them. She is a recipient of the UCLA Department of Psychology’s Distinguished Teaching Award and a winner of the UCLA Dissertation Launchpad. Veronica conducts training workshops for students, schoolteachers, and college professors across the United States.