Athena Brensberger

Science Communicator, Influencer, International Model, @AstroAthens

Athena is an international model and science host. With a background in astrophysics and creative arts, Athena’s mission is to bridge the gap between entertainment and science. She believes that science should be more prominent in the entertainment history and in our pop culture. While simultaneously pursuing a modeling career and working towards her PhD in Astrophysics, Athena began feeling torn between the sciences and the arts. Athena will always remember the day her mentor, Dr. Charles Liu and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson put it all into perspective for her and said, “The universe is always going to be here with open arms. Try something out and if it doesn’t work, you can always come back.” Since that day, Athena began her international journey, modeling in over 7 countries, pursuing an on-screen acting career and dancing professionally for different staged productions in New York City. Today, she works closely with science organizations and with media channels, including her website, Astroathens, to continue her work towards a more meaningful connection with science and tech with the general public.

“If sharing my story might inspire one person who may feel torn, stuck or fearful to pursue a life of uncertainty or an unconventional career path, then I feel as though I’ve begun to make a difference in the future of innovative creators.”

-Athena Brensberger, Astroathens