Nicky Newton is currently a research assistant professor at the Foley Center for the Study of Lives at Northwestern University, specifically working on the Foley Longitudinal Study of Adulthood. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in personality and social contexts psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her work focuses on the ways in which social roles and social support are related to adult personality development, through the lenses of gender and race. Current research projects include examining the association between midlife adults’ social support and their physical and emotional health, and how social roles and personality are related over the adult life span. Nicky received the Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development in 2011. More information concerning Nicky and her research can be found at www.nickyjnewton.com.