Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Athena Wintruba

Athena Wintruba

Associate Director of Admissions

Pittsburgh, PA


As Associate Director of Admissions, Athena supports prospective Integrated Innovation Institute students from the point of inquiry until matriculation. In this role, she hosts informational webinars, arranges campus visits for prospective students, and connects those individuals with appropriate contacts throughout the admission process.

What drew her to CMU and the Institute specifically was the collaborative spirit III degree programs foster. III faculty and students embody the spirit of synergy – illustrating that when individuals from diverse backgrounds come together with a common goal, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Before joining CMU in 2018, Athena served as Assistant Director of Admission at Chatham University. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Athena training for her next marathon, hiking the trails of the Laurel Highlands, or playing her favorite board game, Role Player, with her wife Nikki and their closest friends and family.


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing - Chatham University 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing - Chatham University