Athena Youm

Program Assistant, Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative

Athena joined the Raikes Foundation in 2017 to support the Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked for organizations with a focus on defending human rights and advancing social justice issues. Athena has lived and worked around the world but grew up locally in Washington state. She returned to Seattle in 2014 to pursue her passion, and to continue advocating for systemic justice, racial equity and systems change by shifting the power dynamic that exists in the philanthropic space.

On her free time, Athena loves to read and drink coffee. If it’s nice outdoors, you may find her hiking or exploring new spots in Seattle.

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