Caroline Ashley Wilmuth was born and raised in the bay area and received her B.A. in psychology and sociology from UC Berkeley. After 26 sun-filled years, she moved to New York City where she continued the research that she began at Berkeley on the impact of power on our ability to empathize with others. Two years later Caroline came to Harvard to pursue a Ph.D. in social psychology and organizational behavior as part of a joint program between the Department of Psychology and Harvard Business School. Her research continues to explore the effect of power on social interaction and cognition, but has also expanded to include other topics within social psychology such as dehumanization of outgroup members and how our fascination with prodigies, or people with high levels of natural talent, may lead us to mistakenly undervalue hard work and resilience.