Samantha MacDonald, MS. is a PhD student in Positive Organizational Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. She is a co-lab manager for the Positive Sport and Peak Performance Psychology Lab and is beginning research exploring athlete wellbeing and the ties between positive psychology and sport. She has an MS in sport and exercise psychology, has conducted research surrounding the impact of athletic injuries, and has experience working with athletes and other performers on building mental skills aimed to improve performance and sport experiences.  Her background working with individual athletes and teams on improving and maximizing performance inspired the desire to incorporate positive psychology into mental performance interventions and shifting the focus to athlete wellbeing.