Going the Distance: Amy Regan '17 Stars in Tech — and on the Track
She captured a remarkable six national championships in cross-country and track, and is one of the greatest athletes in Stevens history. Now Amy Regan ’17 is enjoying success in the tech world — and dreaming of Olympic glory.
The Green Brook, New Jersey, native grew up running with her mother and brother, and playing tennis and golf with her father. Soccer was her main sport in high school — she ran track to keep in shape — but she decided to join the cross-country and track teams at Stevens as a way to make friends, she recalls. Running, she says, is the “backbone of my life.”
At Stevens, Regan was a national superstar in cross-country: a 14-time All-American with a 3.8 GPA who attracted national press.
Her passion for running also helped power a career. Today Regan works as a program manager at Garmin International, the tech firm known for products such as smart watches that measure heart rate and blood oxygen levels. Working in the engineering business development program, she recently helped develop a new customer relationship management tool. She also tests watches in development.
Working at Garmin, says Regan, is like being at a “30-year-old startup” where there’s great dedication to high-quality engineering and design.
After qualifying for 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials, her training routine grew to 60 to 80 miles per week, alternating between high-mileage and lighter-mileage days. She also makes times to pay her success forward, mentoring and coaching young girls through the Girls on the Run running program.
“The freedom to run on an open road or explore a new city is what I love about the sport,” she concludes. “I love to run. It’s given my life structure and discipline.”