'06 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2006 Scholars
 

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.

Brandon, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Brandon. I will be starting my fourth year at Rochester Institute of Technology where I plan on earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. I enjoy math, science, and computer-aided design, which uses architectural and engineering design software. I am hard of hearing and have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which makes it hard to concentrate. I also have dysgraphia, which makes it difficult for me to write. I do very well on a computer. I like to play video games, design things on the computer, and hang out with friends.

Brittany, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Brittany. I will be a fourth year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology where I am majoring in clinical psychology. I enjoy the study of criminology (which is my minor), researching topics of interest to me, and analyzing different types of art forms (such as film or books). I am hard of hearing and also have mild cerebral palsy (CP). I have a neurological disorder called mitochondrial disease, which, coupled with CP, can be very draining and tiring. I enjoy reading, playing video games, browsing the Internet, and spending time with animals and friends.

Ryan, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Ryan. I have a mobility impairment and get around in a power wheelchair. I am continuing my career as a DJ.

Alex, '06 Scholar

Hi! I'm Alex, and I am studying library sciences at Highline Community College. I plan to attend Central Washington University in the fall. I have Turner syndrome and a nonverbal learning disorder. I like listening to music and playing on my computer in my spare time. I love working at the library and going to school. DO-IT has been a great help to me.

Jenny, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Jenny. I plan to be a physical therapist or work with children.

Maria, '06 Scholar

Hey everybody! It's me, Maria. I am a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham. I love Western! I started a new club on campus called Student Coalition for Immigration Rights (SCIR). SCIR is dedicated to bringing awareness to the community about the struggles of U.S. immigrants. I will continue my work with people and advocate for their rights through my double major: law, diversity, and justice concentration and Spanish. I plan to go to law school to be an immigration lawyer.

Daniel, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Daniel. I will be a senior at the University of Washington where I study political science. I have only one finger on each hand, but this does not stop me from doing anything. I enjoy playing the trombone, soccer, and basketball; making movies; and hanging out with my friends. DO-IT has been a good experience for me, and I think I will continue to learn a lot from it.

Oscar, '06 Scholar

Hello. My name is Oscar. I attend George Fox University in Oregon where I study political science and music.

Jennifer, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Jennifer. My disability is cerebral palsy. I returned to Green River Community College after an extended break. I plan to pursue an associate's degree in social work. I enjoy doing volunteer work for the SPARK program at the Children's Home Society as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Jesus, '06 Scholar

My name is Jesus. I'm attending Renton Technical College studying computer and network technologies. I plan to get an associate's degree and transfer to a university. Music is my greatest passion.

Joey, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Joey. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy and use a wheelchair to get around. I have a service dog named Brigs who goes most places with me. I attend Cascadia Community College. I like reading and playing video games. Someday I would like to start a program similar to DO-IT to work with students with disabilities.

K.J., '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm K.J. from Mt. Vernon, WA. I have a learning disability. I am a student at Skagit Valley College. I hope to become a meteorologist. I have been interested in weather my whole life. I once saw a funnel cloud almost touch down when I lived on Camano Island, which was pretty cool. I enjoy drawing maps, reading, comics, and traveling.

Tony, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Tony. I will be a senior at the University of Idaho in the fall. I have dyslexia. I love sports, especially skiing. I have been involved in track and cross-country running. One of my favorite things to do is just hang out, but, unfortunately, I rarely have the time.

Taylor, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Taylor, and I will be a senior at the University of Idaho. I have Asperger's syndrome, which makes it difficult for me to interact with people. I enjoy geography and math.

Amrit, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Amrit. I have attention deficit disorder (ADD). I will be a senior at Haverford College (outside of Philadelphia) in the fall and am pursuing a sociology major with a double minor in Chinese and anthropology. I was an intern at the Department of Defense, and I was a research assistant for my advisor. I am the president of Sons of Africa. I am also the skip doo wop of the Haverford College Humtones. I throw shotput and discus for our track team. DO-IT offers me connections that will help me in my future.

Gabe, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Gabe. I will be a junior at Cascadia Community College. I am getting involved in public speaking and have been featured in many news and television shows. I enjoy music, English, and history. I am missing the radius and ulna in both arms and the fibia and femur are fused together in both my legs, so I cannot straighten them. I am also 45% deaf. DO-IT has helped me advocate for myself and improve my communication skills with professors and people in general.

Zachary, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Zachary. I attend Bellevue College, where I study teaching. Hopefully one day I will be a teacher. I enjoy history and mathematics. I also like to read and play video games. I have cerebral palsy-like symptoms. Sometimes my body does not respond the way I want it to and my motor skills do not always work as well as I would like.

Sam, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Sam. I graduated from Shoreline Community College. Horseback riding has been my hobby for many years. I am an active Eagle Scout with several palms. I am in the Sea Scout program in the Mount Baker Council, and I volunteer at the Seattle Marathon every year. I also love to travel. DO-IT has given me a support system for help when I need it.

Kaitlin, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Kaitlin, but everyone calls me Katie. I attend Washington State University and am studying accounting; math is my strong suit. I am focusing on my education, with my parents happily paying for my bachelor's degree. I like anime and playing video games.

Nicole, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Nicole. I lost my sight when I was four, and I am also partially hearing impaired. Last summer, I was a research intern on the mobile accessibility team at the University of Washington's computer science department. This summer, I am interning at Yahoo! In the fall, I will return to Stanford University as a senior. My major is computer science with a focus on human and computer interaction. I have a guide dog named Lexia; she is a female black lab. My favorite activities include listening to music, programming computers, playing computer games, and riding horses.