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Athena Hughes

Senior Associate, North America


Athena is a Senior Associate supporting CPI’s Legitimacy portfolio. Prior to joining CPI, she served as a Marquette University Trinity Fellow developing and implementing a strategic advocacy plan at Wellpoint Care Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has also worked in direct care services, supporting people who experienced domestic and sexual violence, poverty, houselessness, and systemic marginalization. She is passionate about the need for more equitable and just public systems and services.

Athena holds an MA in Public Service from Marquette University and a BA in English and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

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