Jennifer Gildner, PhD, CMPH

Embedded Sport Psychologist in Athletics


My professional interests include issues experienced by student-athletes and other elite performers; issues associated with outdoor pursuits, extreme sports, and adventure activities; issues experienced within the LGBTQIA population; issues associated with involvement in the foster care system; multicultural concerns and the intersection of identities; sexuality; identity formation; injury and pain; mind-body synergy; mindfulness-based therapy; unwanted sexual experiences; spirituality; wellness/self-care habits; and general support during the university experience.

CWC Specialty Team

Gender Affirming Care Team, LGBTQ+ Work Group

Professional Interests

Student-athletes, LGBTQ+, issues associated with involvement in the foster care system, mindfulness, spirituality

Personal Wellness Strategies

Spending time with my spouse and our pooch, who is too cute for her own good; involvement with the foster care system; camping; backpacking; hiking; SUPing; reading; music; and road trips to strange and wonderful places.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac