Athena Charanne R. Presto (WAG: 1.1390)
BA Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
As a namesake of the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Athena believes that wisdom is complemented by experience. She does not limit herself to learning by book alone, but also by highs and lows of the daily choices she randomly makes. Sometimes, she makes the right choices. Other times, she does not. However, Athena always makes it a point to choose happiness no matter what happens and stay positive that with every mistake, comes a lesson.
Athena is a social butterfly and people often call her “baklang babae.” She is very energetic, and she gets her energy from being with other people. She is also a team player and is a member of various UPD organizations. She has been an officer in four organizations and a president of one. Much like theory and practice, she believes that her membership in different types of groups opened many opportunities to share her acquired-knowledge for the benefit of the people. In turn, the skills she obtained from these organizations were of big help in her academic life, most especially when it comes to group works.
Lastly, Athena is someone who puts premium to family and friends. Growing up in a close-knit family, she learned that surrounding herself with the people she loves is a big factor for her success. Her friends served as her family in the University. She asserted that the parties and the lasing moments are the sweetest memoirs she can ever get from her four years of stay in UPD.