Athena Richardson

Athena F. Richardson

Project Manager

Athena brings a wealth of process improvement experience to projects from her work with the Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium and Teach for America. She can see the arc of a project holistically while also understanding what it takes on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to achieve the final outcome—on time and on budget. 

Athena is solution-oriented and leverages her attention to detail to build a strong relationship with clients. Her energy and positive attitude help keep project teams motivated and focused.

She graduated from The University of Alabama with a M.A. in American Studies and a certificate in Museum Studies in 2018, and earned her B.A. in History, minoring in African American Studies from Hood College. At both institutions Athena received prestigious honors for her scholarly contributions: the Linda Wyatt ’69 and Marlene Spriggs ’69 Award in African American Studies from Hood College and the Elizabeth Meese Memorial Award in Research on Women for her paper, “There is a Balm: Performance, Voyeurism, and Public History Through Beyoncé’s Lemonade” from the Department of Gender and Race at The University of Alabama. She was a 2021 ARCUS Leadership Program Fellow, member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Areas of Expertise
Project Management, Reporting, and Communication

Education
The University of Alabama
Hood College

Volunteer/Community Service
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.