Sunday, June 28, 2009

Miss Virginia 2009

Miss Virginia 2009, Maegan Elizabeth Phillips is a 22 year old senior majoring in psychology and business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Maegan was raised in Centreville, Virginia from the age of two, and completed the first three years of her college education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. At GMU Maegan was a member of many clubs and organizations, including Alpha Omicron Pi, an all women’s fraternity focused on philanthropy and community service. She is currently an intern for the REU program at UNCC where she works on a research project with psychologists at the University.

Maegan’s family now lives in Quantico, and she currently works for her father’s defense contracting company on the Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia. Along with working, Maegan has been involved with many volunteer organizations, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Southwestern Youth Association, the Humane Society, the Arthritis Foundation, and Best Buddies Virginia. In her spare time, Maegan enjoys cooking, reading, taking her bulldog for long walks, playing piano and traveling.

After college, Maegan plans to obtain a PhD in clinical psychology and have her own practice. During her reign as MISS VIRGINIA USA, she plans to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects 30,000 Americans and about 70,000 children and adults worldwide. She will compete for the title of MISS USA® in April, 2009 with the finals being telecast live on NBC April 19, 2009 from the Planet Hollywood Resort.

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