I am the President and Founder of Athina Education, Inc. and a creative education professional with a passion for culture, the liberal arts, and civic engagement. My professional experience includes working in a wide range of educational settings – schools, universities, nonprofits – and in various roles. Always thinking outside the box, my interdisciplinary academic background and nonprofit experience provide me with a firm foundation for innovation and an instinct for forward-thinking educational program design.
My research interests are profoundly influenced by the philosophical writings of John Dewey and Paulo Freire and bring together the ancient with the new, the cerebral with the experiential. To learn more about my research, please read my 2021 dissertation: "Preparing Emerging Adults for the 21st Century: Diapraxis as a Bridge to Dialogue in the First-Year Seminar"
I have worked with several nonprofits in my civic life, including the Wayside Inn Foundation, Sudbury Historical Society, and the Sudbury Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. Currently, I serve as a Goodnow Library Trustee.
I enjoy yoga, gardening, travel, and exploring local history in my spare time.