Prior to holding this position, Gallagher completed her Master's degree in Recreational Sports Administration at Indiana University and spent two years as the graduate assistant for Strength & Conditioning. Gallagher served as the Fitness and Fitness Facilities Intern at Notre Dame during the '08-'09 year.
As a native of Milwaukee, Gallagher received dual Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and Exercise Science & Health Promotion from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh in 2008. While at Oshkosh, Gallagher was a student-athlete and played soccer. In her free time, she enjoys coaching youth soccer and volunteering within her community.