Both a rider and a writer, Cydney brings important qualities to Athena Racing.

Coming to us from Cariff-by-the-Sea, California, Cydney Melton is a bike lover and motorsports. A firm believer in female empowerment and not taking no for an answer, 21-year old Cydney is here to show young women they can do anything. She says, “I was raised to believe I could do anything, no matter what my gender,” remarks Melton. “So, I want to help create awareness for young women to achieve whatever goals they set their hearts on it can be difficult to enter male-dominated industries.”

When she’s not writing articles, conducting interviews or making valuable connections for Athena Racing, she can be found studying journalism at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. After graduation, she hopes to eventually make her way to a publication in New York. There, she’s confident she can expand her journalistic horizons.

Though, before she takes off to the east, she plans to help Athena Racing live up to its deserved image. Melton came to Athena Racing through her mother, who saw the opportunity for growth.

“I actually met [the president and founder] through my parents and she told me about her new organization, Athena Racing,” says Melton. “I told her about my writing experience as a journalism major and she offered me a news and media assistant position. What really drew me into the company was the focus on opening more opportunities for young females in the STEM industries.”

In true Athena Racing fashion, Melton believes that the team has what it takes to rise to the top in a spotlight they fashioned for themselves. Women are strong, resilient, and talented. With her and Loxley Browne’s help, every young woman enrolled will graduate from the program a woman ready to take on the world.

“I hope to use my experience in writing to document the progress of these young Athenian women as they take the automotive world and STEM industries by storm and demolish the status quo.”

 Cydney Melton is a woman who is destined for a checkered flag of epic proportions. But, before she gets there, she’s determined to see the Athena Racing team cross it first.

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Kristen Finley

Motorsports Journalist

Kristen Finley is a woman who eats, breathes, and sleeps cars. Her love of cars blossomed at a very young age, when handing tools to her sailor of a father underneath his cars constituted as quality time. Eager to learn, it was only a matter of time before her father became the one handing her the tools. Even into college at California State University, Monterey Bay, she's pursuing a career in automotive journalism to allow her the chance to tell enchanting automotive stories.