Program Assistant, Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative
Athena joined the Raikes Foundation as a member of the Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative team in 2017. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked for nonprofit organizations focused on advancing human rights and social justice issues. She has lived and worked around the world but grew up locally in Washington state.
Athena has a deep commitment to racial justice and systemic equity. She believes that philanthropy is most effective when it approaches issues with an intersectional lens and works to redistribute wealth to historically marginalized communities. She is an advocate for the philanthropic sector to adopt transformative practices to co-create with frontline leaders, and move the greatest resources to communities and movements fighting systems of oppression.