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.
Tasha, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Tasha. I graduated from Cleveland High School in Seattle. My favorite hobbies are playing games, shopping, talking on the phone, boys, animals, and collecting cards. I have Cerebral Palsy.
Jeffrey, '00 Scholar
My name is Jeffrey. I graduated from Tyee High School in SeaTac, Washington. I attend the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). My favorite sports are bowling, baseball, and skiing.
Ryan, '00 Scholar
Hello. I am Ryan. I am from Bonney Lake, Washington. I will be a junior at the University of Washington. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a walker and an electric wheelchair for school. I love computers and math. My hobbies include surfing the Internet, fixing/working on computers, playing video games, swimming, and launching rockets. I was an Intern in Summer Study '02, and this summer I was an intern for the Defense Management Contract Agency in South King County.
Raleigh, '00 Scholar
My name is Raleigh. I graduated from Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington. I attend Whitworth College, where I play football. My hobbies are singing in the school choir, at church, and in the community. I draw, build, mold, and dance. My goal is to become a professional singer. I have a learning disability. I thought that my disability couldn't be helped, but DO-IT showed me the light and opened doors for me.
Nora, '00 Scholar
My name is Nora and I finished my third year at Eastern Oregon University. I am an education major and plan to teach an E.S.L. or E.S.O.L. classroom at middle level. Some of my other interests are computer and video games, horses, and the Magic the Gathering™ and Pokemon™ trading card games. I enjoy talking to others who share my interests, so write to me. I was an Intern in Summer Study '03.
Israel, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Israel. I moved from Mexico to America seven and a half years ago. I graduated from Eastmont High School in Washington. I am blind. I like to use computers, ride bikes, play guitar, hang out with friends, and listen to music. My favorite music is soft rock. My favorite subject is English. I like navigating the Internet with my computer. I also like to chat on MSN Messenger™. JAWS™, a screen reader program I use, helps me access other computer programs. I attend Wenatchee Valley College. I plan to transfer to the University of Washington and major in computer programming. I was an Intern in Summer Study '03.
Brian, '00 Scholar
My name is Brian. This fall I will be attending the University of Washington as a junior. I am considering majoring in communications or ethnomusicology. I had an internship at KISW FM Radio. My future career goals revolve around becoming a professional DJ and running my own nightclub.
Ben, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Ben. I am entering my 3rd year at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a dual degree in political science and economics. I am interested in law. I am involved with student advisory boards and student government.
Jamie, '00 Scholar
My name is Jamie and I graduated from Lind High School in Lind, Washington. I attend Spokane Falls Community College, where I am studying to become an x-ray technician. I like to play softball, watch baseball, and hang out with my friends.
Andrea, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Andrea. In the fall, I will be a junior at the University of Washington. I take Honors classes and study architecture. I am interested in accessibility issues in residential housing and universal design. I had a stroke in 1996 that weakened the right side of my body and placed me in a wheelchair. I spend most of my free time working to excel in school, but I also like to listen to music and read books. I was an Intern in Summer Study 2004.
Kasey, '00 Scholar
Hi. I am Kasey. My favorite classes are history and science. My hobbies are playing football and basketball, running, and participating in the ASB club. I plan to attend a university, major in psychology and early childhood development, and get a medical degree in psychiatry.
Susanna, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Susanna. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a power wheelchair. I will be in my third year at the University of Washington in the fall. My hobbies are reading, swimming, and playing on my computer. I was an Intern at Summer Study 2002. Feel free to email me any time!!!
Deke, '00 Scholar
Hi, my name is Deke. I will be a junior at Central Washington University. I went snowboarding at Whistler over break. It was great. During the summers I have been working at Hungry Belly but this summer I completed an internship in Washington DC. I worked in the Department of Transportation and Security with the IT Department.
Stephanie, '00 Scholar
My name is Stephanie. I am visually impaired. I will be attending Eastern Washington University for my third year in the fall. I am interested in a career in Vocational Rehabilitation. I have been working for the Bridge program for two summers. This is a program for future blind college students to experience a class and dorm life the summer before entering college.
Nick, '00 Scholar
My name is Nick. I attend North Seattle Community College, which has been terrific. I am in the culinary arts school where I am now working on my business plan after earning my certificate. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a power chair. I am an avid Mariners fan and a Spencer mystery book fan. I am also an N64 addict.
Nathan, '00 Scholar
Hello. I am Nathan. I live in Edmonds, Washington. I am a Boy Scout. My favorite academic subjects are science, history, and technology. I graduated from Edmonds Cyber-school and attended Landmark College in Putney, Vermont last year. I enjoy bike riding. I have Dyslexia.
Nohemi, '00 Scholar
My name is Nohemi and I am Hispanic. I live in Grandview, Washington and attend Heritage College. My hobbies are shopping, listening to music, going out with friends, surfing the Internet, and chatting with friends. After college I would like to get a job at Microsoft as a computer programmer, go to Mexico to visit the rest of my family and meet the famous Mexican wrestler, El Santo.
Crystal, '00 Scholar
This is Crystal and I'm hard of hearing. I live in Spokane, Washington. I'm a sophomore at Eastern Washington University. My major is social work. My career goal is to be a social worker and help others. I love music, drumming, sports, and horseback riding. Take care and God bless!
Gretchen, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Gretchen. My hobbies include mountain biking, volunteering at the YMCA, and rock climbing. I am outdoorsy with a knack for laughing and having fun with friends. I attend Central Washington University. I am interested in science, specifically, medical biology, and athletic health. I work part-time and enjoy school. I am a volunteer firefighter with a career aspiration of completing college with a doctorate in medicine and education. I am concentrating on becoming a paramedic or a rescue technician. I have a bilateral profound hearing loss.