Tabitha Saunders grew up in Martinsville, a small town in Virginia. She graduated from Lynchburg College in 2016 with a B.S. in Athletic Training. While at Lynchburg she completed research on “The Effects of Mechanism on Head Impacts in Soccer Athletes” a study which compared the magnitude and frequency between men and women intercollegiate NCAA Division III soccer players based on head impact mechanisms. She then had the opportunity to present her research at the National Athletic Trainers Conference. Tabitha then went on to work for the Carilion Clinic, Institute for Orthopedics and Neurosciences, in Roanoke, Virginia, as an outreach Athletic Trainer at Franklin County High School. After 2 years at Carilion, Tabitha decided to move to Charleston to obtain her Master’s degree in Health, Exercise, and Sports Science at the Citadel. Tabitha joined the MUSC Health Sports Medicine team in the summer of 2019.