Social Media Coordinator
Whisper Fisher was born in Baltimore, Maryland to two college basketball players. Her mother played at the University of Kentucky while her father played at Loyola Marymount. It was fate that Whisper played college basketball as well. Whisper’s college basketball experience was quite different from most, she played Division 1 basketball at three different programs: Loyola University Chicago, Saint Joseph’s University, and Syracuse University. Ideally, Whisper would have loved to stay at one school all four years but it wasn’t in God’s plan.
Whisper graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and graduated from Syracuse University in 2020 with a Master’s of Sport Venue and Event Management. As a high level athlete and college student, mental health was something that Whisper frequently witnessed amongst teammates and classmates. From eating disorders to depression, Whisper was often the “go-to person” for many people to share their mental health issues with her throughout her college years. It wasn’t until her final year of college when she dealt with her worst experience of mental health.
Christmas 2019, Whisper came back home from school for a couple days off from basketball for her brother to unexpectedly pass away. What was supposed to be a four day break turned into two weeks staying at home. During this time Whisper dealt with her first experience of serious depression, it was hard to get out of bed, go to class, and even go to practice. She missed games, practices, and classes, it took a lot to heal from this unexpected heartbreak. While finishing her graduate program, Whisper needed an internship to complete her degree requirements. It was at this time she connected with Marcus Alston and Alston for Athletes. It was perfect timing to find an organization that dealt with athletes and mental health being that she just fought through one of the hardest battles in her life. Now Whisper has been promoted from intern to Social Media Coordinator and has held numerous Instagram Live interviews with professional athletes on the topic of mental health. Notable interviews have come from Justin March-Lillard from the NFL, WNBA Champ Natasha Howard, and MLB player Xavier Scruggs. Whisper continues to work relentlessly to spread awareness for mental health among athletes.