Courtney Hess is a doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology department at the University of Massachusetts – Boston. Courtney has a background in Kinesiology, earning both her BS and MS in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Courtney’s research interests broadly encompass the intersection of sport, physical health, and psychological well-being. More specifically, Courtney is interested in the psychology of injury and working with rehabilitation teams to support optimal team functioning and rehabilitation experiences and outcomes. Courtney is also interested in the psychosocial aspects of chronic physical disability, and the potential for strengths- and performance- based theories to inform improved quality of life within this population.