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Lab Director

Dr. Celinda (Cindy) Reese-Melancon, Ph.D.

Dr. Reese-Melancon is an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. She completed her doctorate at Louisiana State University under the direction of Dr. Katie Cherry. Her work is focused on prospective memory, or how we remember to do things in the future, as well as metamemory, or how knowledge and beliefs about memory relate to memory performance. Dr. Reese-Melancon’s primary interest is in how prospective memory performance and memory beliefs change with age, but she also conducts research examining basic memory mechanisms.


Lately, she has been binge watching Ted Lasso.

Graduate Students

Rachael Turner

Rachael is currently a 3rd year student in the doctoral Experimental Psychology program, pursuing a dual-track degree in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. She graduated from Washburn University in 2019. She is broadly interested in cognitive aging, especially prospective memory. She is also interested in how caregiving impacts cognition.

Rachael enjoys rewatching the show Friends in her free time. 

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Undergraduate Research Assistants 

Micaela Andreo

Micaela joined the lab while an undergraduate at Oklahoma State University. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. and perform research with older adults and memory diseases, such as Alzheimer's.


A fun fact about her is that she's been dancing since she was 12 years old and was in two dance teams at OSU. 

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