Natalie Markowitz Wittlin is a third-year doctoral student whose research focuses on beliefs about members of gender minority groups. In one line of work, for example, she employs methods from the study of gender essentialism to uncover implicit categorizations of transgender women and men. In another, she investigates how the knowledge that someone is transgender influences memory for that person’s physical appearance. Natalie earned her B. A. from Barnard College at Columbia University with a major in psychology and a minor in political science. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked in the fields of education, public health, and psychology.