Athena engaged in resident organization and advocacy work for 20 years. In 2014, she began to explore the knowledge of body, mind, and soul. In 2017, she stopped working on the frontline in order to concentrate on Vipassana, and began to learn “non-violent communication” and “inner family system” and other tools to heal and rebuild inner strength, and explored the relationships between personal transformation and social transformation. She actively promotes the combination of body, mind, and soul training with community organization work and now serves in several colleges and universities as a social work internship instructor, supervising social work students to complete their community development internships. In 2019, she began to work with HER Fund to explore the practice of transformative feminist leadership in civil gender organizations.