Ligda, Sarah V.

Ligda, Sarah V.

Project Associate, Psychology-Foundation




Preferred: (408) 924-5658

Office Hours

M 4:45-5:45pm, DMH 232


  • Master of Arts, CSU-San Jose, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Holy Names College, California, United States, 2006


Sarah earned her M.A. from San Jose State University in 2009. Her thesis concerned the evolutionary origins of prospective memory under various cognitive loads. Sarah has taught General Psychology for two years, and gears classes towards real world applications of psychology and gaining critical thinking skills. Additionally, Sarah has spent nearly six years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Flight Deck Display Research Lab, researching aviation tools and concepts to increase capabilities of air flight operations. The lab's goal is to be able to increase air traffic while maintaining or increasing the current levels of safety and efficiency. Her research interests include subjective operator workload, situation awareness and performance, as well as meteorological disruptions.