In October 2010, I was profiled by the University of Southern Maine. Here is what they wrote about me.
"Josephine Okot came to Portland from Sudan. She enrolled in USM with a goal “to work very hard, become a social worker…” and help others in the refugee community. “Everybody has different goals,” she told us, “but we all have the same dream. We want to be out there helping our community…so we can live a better life in Portland. I feel like I belong here.”
Today, I work for the Community Counseling Center as a social worker. I am very proud to be helping all kinds of people get the support they need during periods of grief and other traumas. I feel that my experience working with distressed people has prepared me well to serve all of Portland on the School Board.