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Notkin is a pre-doctoral scholar of Film & Film Cartridge Theory at M.I.T. (227). She is a friend of Joelle van Dyne and at one point in the novel Notkin is interrogated by U.S.O.U.S. about van Dyne and what she (Notkin) knows regarding the lethal film cartridge that van Dyne was involved in the making of. She is also the owner of the house in which Joelle van Dyne attempted suicide by smoking what she had hoped would be a fatally large amount of crack-cocaine.