Atenas Rodriguez is an Arizona native who resides in Goodyear, Arizona. She is a first-generation college graduate and first-generation grad student. Atenas is a proud mother of two amazing boys and will celebrate four years of marriage this year.
Although her parents did not have a high level of English proficiency, they always instilled in her the importance of education. That’s why she is so passionate about bridging the gap between language barriers in her community and reminding parents that diversity should not be perceived as a limitation — but rather a driver for reaching higher levels of success.
Atenas is currently pursuing an environmental science degree in energy policy and climate from Johns Hopkins University. When she is not busy working to improve educational equity, she enjoys capturing memories through photography.