Jehan grew up in Piedmont in the Bay Area and was a successful cross-country and
track and field athlete. She has always been interested in understanding how people
think. This interest inspired her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics and
Philosophy at Columbia University, where she graduated with honors.
At Columbia, Jehan developed a love for research and teaching. After graduating, she entered a Ph.D. program in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis. After receiving her M.S., she decided to switch fields to re-focus her research on judgment and decision-making topics. She is now a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Psychology at UC Davis. During her Ph.D., she has worked as a teaching assistant for both lower and upper division economics and psychology classes, teaching weekly discussion sections
and giving guest lectures. Jehan aims to help students become better critical thinkers so they can go on to make significant, lasting contributions to society. This means stimulating curiosity by posing questions or problems, motivating ideas by demonstrating their practical importance, deriving formulas rather than stating them as facts, and making material accessible to students by using familiar examples and by injecting humor.
In her spare time, Jehan can be found marathon training, wine tasting, and exploring
Sacramento and Oakland.