Athena Christodoulou, CDR (ret), was one of a handful of women instructors at Nuclear Power School and one of a few women Navy Engineering Duty Officers (EDO). From the Navy she learned about equality, integrity, and excellence; and to care for those she led in the defense of our country. Athena worked with cutting edge technology as an environmental engineer in the USNR and continues working at this same level with new technology companies striving to solve our nation’s biggest problems. Athena is a strong proponent for our environment and renewable energy, the Political Director in the Adelante Caucus, the Chair for Precinct 425, and she ran for Senate District 21 in 2020. She brings her veteran’s ethics and engineer’s mindset to serve as a Caucus Vice Chair for CD 1.