Athena Ives is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran. She holds a Masters in Forensics and is a Doctoral Candidate in Forensic Psychology. As a child, Athena used reading to cope with ongoing trauma, which inspired her to study psychology and forensics. She plans to use her degree to research how to treat and understand the psychological triggers and effects of PTSD, suicide and rape.
When she isn't traveling the world, Athena resides in San Diego where she is active in multiple Veteran Assistance Projects.