Athena is an Asian-American from Philippines. She became interested in competition shooting after visiting the shooting range with her father. After starting to compete professionally, she won a championships in the 1999 IPSC World Shoot, as well as championships at USPSA Nationals (2002 and 2007). In 2008, Athena moved to the United States, winning another championship with the American Women's Team at the 2008 World Shoot. Athena has also worked as a firearms instructor in Houston. She lives in Katy, Texas and works as an oil company contractor.
According to Behind the Bullet, Athena was set to compete on the Women's Open Team in Greece.