Natalie Kostinski currently holds a staff position as physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She previously lead the experimental effort in Photon Doppler Velocimetry, and is currently interested in materials science under extreme conditions from both a computational perspective and diagnostic development. She received her Ph.D. in June 2011 at Princeton University with advisers William Happer of the Department of Physics and Paul Prucnal of the Department of Electrical Engineering. She received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, at the University of Michigan, while concurrently enrolled in the violin performance program.