'03 Ambassadors

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DO-IT Ambassadors are pursuing postsecondary studies and careers. They share their experiences with DO-IT Scholars and Pals, encouraging them to pursue their goals in college and employment.

Patrick, '03 Scholar

My name is Patrick. I am a junior at Central Washington University majoring in computer science. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which weakens my muscles over time.

Crystal, '03 Scholar

Howdy y'all. My name is Crystal. I graduated from Columbia High School. I like to play on the computer and watch old movies. I use a wheelchair to get around.

Justin, '03 Scholar

Hi. My name is Justin. I attend the University of Arizona in Tuscon, where I was accepted in the Honors Pre-Business Major program. I enjoy swimming and keeping in touch with you online.

Zachary, '03 Scholar

My name is Zachary. Last year I volunteered at a local food bank. I also discovered a love for detailing cars; it might be a career path for me. I like playing computer games. My disability is short-term memory loss and some fine motor skill loss in my hands due to an anoxic brain injury in 2002. I am very patient in any situation and am a good friend.

Jamie, '03 Scholar

Hi. My name is Jamie. My extra-curricular activities are tennis and community service. I attend Central Washington University and am majoring in special education. I have learning disabilities in math, reading, and writing. I can type faster than I can write; a computer helps me get my thoughts written down. DO-IT gave me an understanding of what college is like and how to succeed in that environment.

Shaun, '03 Scholar

My name is Shaun. I attend Spokane Community College. I like to lift weights, wrestle, play video games, go to drag races, and hang with friends. Some of my interests are conservation and wildlife, tattoos, and body piercing.

Skylor, '03 Scholar

My name is Skylor. I attend Centralia Community College. I enjoy working with people and plan to major in either psychology or earth science. I am a teacher's assistant in special education.

Vanessa, '03 Scholar

My name is Vanessa. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a power chair to get around. I am pursuing a two-year degree in computer technology at Walla Walla Community College. I am involved in children's ministry at my church and love to hang out with my friends and family. I have a chocolate lab named Toby. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my DO-IT journey.

Joshua, '03 Scholar

My name is Joshua. I attend Cascadia Community College. I enjoy baseball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and track. I was born with Spina Bifida and use a wheelchair, but I can walk with forearm crutches. I would like to study for a career in elementary education. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2006.

Matt, '03 Scholar

My name is Matt. I am studying business in college. I am interested in the stock market and real estate land development. Some of the career fields I would like to be involved in are engineering and video editing.

Joshua, '03 Scholar

My name is Joshua. I come from La Push, WA. I am interested in video game programming. I joined my school track team and achieved personal records in three events.

Annemarie, '03 Scholar

Hi. My name is Annemarie, and I have Cerebral Palsy. I am a junior at the University of Portland and am pursuing a major in English and a minor in Spanish. I may also add a minor in business management. While I frequently change my mind as to which direction I want to go with my career plans, I am currently working toward a career in public relations or human and civil rights. I am also considering a graduate degree in law.

Tressa, '03 Scholar

My name is Tressa. My older sister Lacey was a '99 Scholar. DO-IT has created a support system that makes me succeed in the real world with a disability. I have specific language disabilities, which affect my comprehension and processing abilities, and I have chronic headaches. I am majoring in graphic design at Shoreline Community College, but I love taking science classes.

Conrad, '03 Scholar

My name is Conrad. I am a junior at Seattle Pacific University. My favorite subjects are biology, Spanish, and history. My career interests include employment as a political analyst, defense analyst, or linguist. I am actively involved in political campaigns and voter registration. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to movies, and reading. This summer, I participated in the American Association of People with Disabilities Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C.

Andrew, '03 Scholar

My name is Andrew and I am a junior at Washington State University, where I am majoring in hospitality business management. I really enjoy intramural sports, especially soccer.

Jesse, '03 Scholar

My name is Jesse. I am a junior at Goshen College in Indiana and am majoring in computer science. I have interned at Microsoft, GraniteEdge Networks, and NASA (Kennedy Space Center). I also enjoy choir, opera, technical theater, and audio recording. If you have any questions about computer science, internships, or anything else, feel free to drop me an email. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2006.

Senait, '03 Scholar

Hi! My name is Senait. I attend the University of Washington, and I am majoring in health administration and pharmacy. In my free time I love to listen to music and travel.

Jamie, '03 Scholar

Hi. My name is Jamie. After receiving an Associate's degree in accounting, I now have a job working for SASCO Electric in my hometown as an accounting assistant. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and helping out on my family's farm. Feel free to email me anytime.

Natasha, '03 Scholar

Hi! My name is Natasha. I attend Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, WA. I plan to transfer to Central Washington University and graduate with a degree in special education and a minor in deaf education. DO-IT has taught me that it is easy to interact with other people with disabilities and helped me stay focused on school.

Scott, '03 Scholar

My name is Scott. I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). I am attending Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. I am working on earning an Associate's degree, which will allow me to become a machinist. I tried going to another college to become a mechanical engineer. I could have done it; however, I realized that that was not the field for me at this time in my life. I learned a valuable lesson-make sure you know what you are getting into before it is too late to get out.