Athena Mari Asklipiadis
Founder, Mixed Marrow
Athena Mari Asklipiadis, Japanese, Greek, Armenian, Italian, and Egyptian, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. In 2002, she first stepped onto the multiracial/multiethnic scene by writing for Eurasian Nation. Athena worked in radio production and promotions for CBS and Clear Channel in Los Angeles as well as a freelance voiceover actor and as a site leader for WeAreHapa.com where she is now Community Manager.
In 2008, Athena recognized the need for multiethnic donors in the national bone marrow registry and in 2009, she started Mixed Marrow as an outreach through A3M and Be The Match, the national registry. Mixed Marrow serves to not only educate the public about the need for multiethnic marrow and cord blood, but also register people at bone marrow drives across the country. She is a member of MASC and JAO, Japanese American Optimists.