Democratic Republic of Congo
Athie spent most of his school years in Paris before returning to Zaïre to work for Renault and teach Journalism at the Université Nationale du Zaïre. Political change and civil war in Zaïre (today's Democratic Republic of Congo) led to Athie coming to America in 1997. He has taught here since 2010. He mostly teaches Intermediate and Advance Core Language Classes, in addition to current events conversation classes. Athie enjoys reading, traveling and meeting cultures around the world.