Jen Schumacher, Ph.D., CMPC, is the Assistant Director of the Performance Psychology Program at West Point where she works with cadets and Division 1 athletes on the psychological aspects of elite performance. Jen is a professional speaker and provides individual training for elite performers, ultra-endurance athletes, and Fortune 100 executives. She runs mental skills seminars and team building workshops for athletic and corporate groups.
Jen earned her master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Sport Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, studying under Dr. Ken Ravizza. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University of Chicago. Jen has published peer-reviewed articles, co-authored textbook chapters, contributed to USMS Swimmer Magazine, serves on the AASP Certification Council Exam Development Committee, and is a certified mentor.
In addition to performance psychology, Jen’s other passion is marathon swimming. She has completed two Catalina Channel crossings, the 28-mile length of the LA Bay, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the Strait of Gibraltar, Lake Tahoe, and several Catalina Channel relays. Jen credits much of her athletic success to her experiences working with and learning from coaches, athletes, cadets, and other high-level performers.