Dr. Teresa Barrios Ogden chose a different path to service from that of her siblings. She is a San Antonio podiatrist. "My father always wanted me to study medicine," she said. "He was treated by a podiatrist because he had one leg that was shorter than the other by about four inches due to an accident. He said, You should go into that field because they help people so much." She worked in the restaurant until she started began to study medicine.
Teresa graduated from Incarnate Word High School, and from Trinity University with a bachelor's degree in biology. She earned her doctorate from Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. After serving her first-year residency in the Orthopedic/Podiatric Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, she went into private practice with her husband Dr. James D. Ogden.
Teresa believes that, "Through the Foundation, we are able to help people—young women in particular—by promoting education. Our goal is to help them get ahead, to do well and to take part in the community. We want them to give back, and to develop good work habits. Being a good worker is about setting goals and reaching them. I have raised my children the way my mother raised me. I continue to work, to get ahead and to improve my children's lives."