Katrina Schleisman

Principal Scientist

“Learning is never turned off.”
Chad Marsolek


Katrina Schleisman earned a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from the University of Minnesota, followed by a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. She subsequently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience. Her graduate and postdoctoral research focused on the neural substrates of learning and memory, EEG/ERP research methodology, and interdisciplinary applications of cognitive neuroscience to education.

She has spent the past decade applying her expertise to multiple NIH and NSF-sponsored projects, developing and researching digital STEM education tools that leverage principles of human learning and memory. From 2018-2022 she was the principal investigator for an NIH-sponsored research project to design and evaluate digital curriculum for neurobiology education delivered to clients in residential addiction treatment.

Katrina currently provides human factors support on multiple Galois research projects and in 2022 led an Office of Naval Research effort to develop tools to manage human operator requirements in system design. Her current research focus is the application of cognitive perspectives to artificial intelligence and cognitive modeling.