Athena was born and raised in Santa Paula, California. She moved
down to the beautiful City of San Diego to attend San Diego State
University to earn her Bachelor of Public Administration and is now
attending USC online to earn her Master of Public Administration.
Before joining the Office of Supervisor Vargas, Athena worked for
various local governments including the City of Santa Paula, the
County of Ventura, and the County of San Diego. In these roles, Athena
cooked and delivered meals to homebound seniors, planned recreational
events and programs for low-income youth, and assisted with project
management and various administrative tasks. She also has participated
in various student government roles and community organizations for
the past 11 years.
Athena is motivated and inspired by her upbringing in an immigrant
family and community. She is dedicated to facilitating an efficient,
transparent, and supportive government that works with the communities
that it serves.