Making a mark in high school as an athlete, top ten scholar and member of numerous clubs, all the while volunteering, Josefien O’Regan embraces a new challenge as she embarks on her freshman year of college at the University of Maryland-College Park.
The middle child who was often hidden in the success of her older brother and competing with the opportunities of her younger sister, Josie was driven to make her own way. Although Josie enjoyed an active lifestyle leading her high school’s varsity soccer and field hockey teams, she was committed to and found time for community involvement helping serve at the men’s kitchen house and visiting elementary schools to educate kids on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. She also found great fulfillment working with handicapped children at the John S. Charlton school where she volunteered her time to read to the students, chaperone dances and field trips, and serve at Special Olympics events.
In her volunteer work, Josie found her passion. She plans to major in biology and work towards a Doctorate of Physical Therapy to one day return to her community and open a private practice, as well as, provide low cost services to families who are struggling financially and enable them to receive the therapy necessary for their children.