Adrienne “Addy” Chin-Ogilvie was born in Portsmouth, England to her Chinese-Jamaican parents. They returned to Jamaica when Addy was an infant and lived in Vineyard Town in Kingston. Addy attended Blake’s Prep. School, Alpha Academy and Alpha Commercial College and she went on to work with Jamaica General insurance and Air Jamaica as a secretory before moving to the United States in the 1980s.
In the US Addy worked at the US Federal Courthouse in Miami, Florida as a secretary in the Pre-sentencing Unit, at Fowler, White, et al., and at Holland & Knight as a Legal Word Processor. She became an Registered Nurse in1995 and worked at several hospitals in the areas of Oncology, Dialysis, Surgical (Post-Op) ICU, Home Health Services and the Emergency Room.
Addy is an award-winning Swimmer (International, National, Local Competitor for USA). Triathlete: USA (Worlds, Local and Nationals) and Jamaica (Local, Caribbean Championships, and is anticipating world level status in 2022). She is also a Triathlete and is a member of the Jamaica Triathlon Association.
She fondly remembers her grandmother and growing up in Vineyard Town with respect, love and compassion for mankind, especially the elderly and needy. Addy learned not to be judgmental of others and that everything in life comes with hard work. She has tried to live a Christian life and recalls her father tell her that “how you live your life determines your Legacy”.
Addy has devoted herself to the Jamaican-American and Chinese community in South Florida especially the numerous Alumni associations. She earnestly supports all the associations by attending their events, promoting and selling tickets. She has been recognized by the Jamaican Consulate General in Miami for her community service and by several Alumni Associations for her unwavering support.