Athena Motavvef is a Legislative Assistant based out of the Policy and Legislation office in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Athena served as the Communications Coordinator for WE ACT for Environmental Justice. At WE ACT, she analyzed Trump’s EPA budget and amplified the potential impacts on environmental justice communities across eleven states. Athena also served as WE ACT’s Federal Policy Intern prior to becoming their Communications Coordinator. Before coming to D.C., Athena worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Valley Industry and Commerce Association in Los Angeles, CA, where she organized monthly fly-ins to Sacramento, identified hot issues to be covered, and scheduled meetings with elected officials for the Association’s members. Athena received a Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy from the University of California, Riverside; and a Masters of Science, Public Policy and Management – DC Track from Carnegie Mellon University.
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