A 2x nationally recognized youth development expert and certified trauma specialist, Athena Lent is the founder behind Money Smart Latina, a place where Latinas and finance meet. She has recently been featured in the New York Times, Business Insider and CNBC.
Once homeless in high school, she has gone on to complete several college degrees as an example that your demographics do not determine your destiny. As a program manager in Arizona, she helps connect over 1,000 youth per year to post-secondary opportunities while removing barriers to their success.
When not working, Athena can be found reading a Stephen King book with her main man, a polydactyl cat named Harrison George.