Catherine (Catie) Witt is a PhD student in Egyptology. She obtained her M.A. in Ancient Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (2018) and her B.A. from the University of Evansville (2015), majoring in Archaeology, minoring in Theological Studies, and completing the IBASE business certification for humanities students. Her research interests include ancient Egyptian material culture, particularly headrests and headrest amulets, the significance of raw materials, and gender as it pertains to New Kingdom religious performance. She is also passionate about museum outreach and public education, using ancient Egypt as the springboard for engaging students of all ages with the humanities as a whole.