Tristen Pennington was raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. She is a 2017 graduate from Emory & Henry College in Southwest Virginia, where she played four years of collegiate volleyball and obtained a degree in Mass Communications. She followed God's calling in her life and moved to the Greater Portland Area. Growing up, she was heavily involved with FCA, and has seen first-hand how FCA can impact the lives of middle school, high school and college student-athletes. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and trying out the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants.