Athena Johns

Why do you do what you do? 

I want to ensure that legal assistance is accessible to everyone navigating the U.S. immigration system.

What drew you to EBCLC? 

I connected with EBCLC to handle immigration matters on a pro bono basis when I was working for a law firm. The high quality of the training and ongoing support provided by EBCLC empowered me to continually advocate for my immigration clients as their cases developed. I am impressed with the way that EBCLC leverages connections to other institutions to expand the reach of their services.

Favorite Book: 

Second Nature by Michael Pollan

I practice wellness by…

hiking and looking for mushrooms.

The best piece of advice I have given or has been given to is…

Don’t give petty grievances the power to irritate you.