Meet Athena – Summer Immersion 2017


Athena Gutierrez

University at Albany, State University of New York

Major:Digital Forensics

Minor: Cybersecurity & Spanish

When I think of PINC, I think about how long I have researched about studying abroad and how I came about this program. When I came across the program I immediately wanted to be apart of it because I knew that it would not only help me with my professional career goals, but it would also help me grow as an individual. I remember keeping up with the girls that were studying abroad with PINC and wishing that one day I would be able to do the same. So when I think about PINC , I get most excited about my wish of going away finally coming true. -Athena

Which groups/sorority/organization are you currently affiliated with?

I am currently apart of the Residential Life Department at the University and hold the position of a Resident Assistant. I am also apart of Project Shape and hold the position of Sexual Health Peer Educator.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
In 10 years from now I see myself being a successful Latina working within the field of Technology and being an inspiration for young women. I hope to be happy, financially stable and married.

What are some of your bucket list items/places?

My top two things on my bucket list are being able to see the Northern Lights and visiting South Africa. For the most part I definitely just want to travel the world with loved ones and be able to cherish those memories.

What is one of your proudest accomplishments to date?

My proudest accomplishment up to date has to be when I volunteered in Puerto Rico at a Hospice. The experience taught me so much about myself and working with others. It was definitely a humbling experience that I would love to do again.

If you could sit and have coffee with one celebrity dead or alive who would it be?

If I could sit and have coffee with one celebrity dead or alive it would have to be Princess Diana. I believe that Princess Diana was an inspirational role model that motivated everyone and especially young women to do better and to become the change they wish to see.

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About the Author

Chelsea Garcia is a junior at San Diego State University pursuing a degree in Business Administration and is also working part-time. This is her first time writing for a blog and hopes to continue to establish her online presence. Her hobbies include traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

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