Kalie Whitehouse joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation team in October 2016 after spending four years working at Fidelity Investments. While at Fidelity, Kalie began as an Event Coordinator, where she specialized in event management for the associate-facing technology group. Her role then developed into a User Experience Designer, where she not only managed events, but also helped manage all technology communications within the organization with the goal of optimizing the user experience with technology.
Kalie grew up in Braintree, MA and then continued on to Bryant University in Smithfield, RI where she played Division 1 soccer. In her first two years of playing for Bryant, Kalie suffered several major concussions and became a patient of Foundation co-founder Dr. Robert Cantu as she dealt with the ongoing symptoms of her concussions, including post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Working with Dr. Cantu, Kalie ultimately decided that it was time for her to hang up the cleats and end her collegiate career after her sophomore year.
Although she still deals with the day-to-day symptoms of PCS, Kalie remains an avid sports fan and hopes that her work with the Foundation will make sports safer so that athletes can avoid concussions and their long-term consequences.