Tammy is a third year PhD student in the Sport and Exercise Psychology program at West Virginia University. She completed her undergraduate studies at The School of Physical Education at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. Following this, she completed her Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Purdue University, examining social support, physical self-perceptions, and post-traumatic growth in those with Parkinson’s involved in a non-contact boxing program. Currently, her interests lie in using principles from sport psychology to improve coach education and development. She is currently a graduate teaching assistant, teaching SEP 271 Sport in North American Society and SEP 272 Psychological Foundations of Sport. In her spare time she loves to play intramural sports!