Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS. Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS. Management
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, CPGS Materials Science & Metallurgy
Lesley University, MFA in Creative Writing
Athena holds an MFA from Lesley University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals such as The Massachusetts Review, Connotation Press and Feminist Studies. She has been awarded writing residencies at Ragdale, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. In the 90’s, she founded and managed a series of early stage software venture funds. She holds degrees in Materials Science from MIT and Cambridge University and in Management from the MIT Sloan School. Currently a member of the Massachusetts Commission for LGBTQ Youth where she is Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee. Especially interested in issues impacting transgender youth: particularly healthcare and mental health issues.