Depression and suicidality were among my earliest research interests in psychology. Since then, I've gravitated toward the opposing end of human functioning as I seek to understand how people achieve fulfillment and perform optimally when faced with sub-optimal situations and psychological barriers (e.g., anxiety). My current clinical and research interests are broadly related to sport and performance psychology. I was awarded a graduate student research grant by the NCAA to explore associations between athlete personality, daily coping responses to stressful events, and sport performance/mental skills use in practices and competitions. In the future, I plan to investigate how psychological flexibility, self-compassion, and other constructs from the clinical and positive psychology literatures promote emotional well-being and optimal performance in the domains of sport, business, and beyond.