'97 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '97 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT in 1997. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger Scholars and Ambassadors.

Jennifer | Andrew | Amanda | Minh | Trent | Brad | Ben | Justin | Michael | Alexi | Karyn | Shakethia | Steven | Chris | Keaton | Laura | Veronica | Sharon |

Jennifer, '97 Scholar
Blind
Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies from the University of North Dakota. Pursuing a possible career in blindness skills education.

Andrew, '97 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Majoring in physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Amanda, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Attends the University of Great Falls, majoring in communications with an emphasis in writing; minoring in computer systems integration. Plans to be a writer for a newspaper or magazine.

Minh, '97 Scholar
Achondroplasia
Graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Looking for a job in retail or banking.

Trent, '97 Scholar
Epilepsy
Attending Bellevue Community College and working at Target as a customer service helper.

Brad, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Attends the University of Arizona, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Ben, '97 Scholar
Quadriplegia
A.A.S. in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College; working towards an architectural and civil drafting degree.

Justin, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attending St. Pete Junior College.

Michael, '97 Scholar
Spina Bifida with Upper Motor Neuron Dysfunction
In first year of an MA-Ph. D. program at the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies in Political Theory and International Politics.

Alexi, '97 Scholar
Profoundly deaf
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with English and Publishing degrees. Plan to pursue a career in editing after spending the summer in Greece as a camp counselor for Ionian Village.

Karyn, '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Studying to be a registered nurse at Bellevue Community College.

Shakethia, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Attends Mississippi State University, majoring in accounting. Plans to attend graduate school.

Steven, '97 Scholar
Severe hearing loss
Economics major from the University of Connecticut. Pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of New Haven.

Chris, '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Attends Virginia Tech University, majoring in engineering.

Keaton, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attended University of Utah pursuing a career in Engineering. Passed away in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Laura, '97 Scholar
Ischemic spinal cord injury
B.A. in physics and philosophy, Hendrix College. Pursuing graduate studies in physics at the University of Arkansas.

Veronica, '97 Scholar
Arthrogryposis
Attends Harvard, majoring in social studies. Hopes to become a political strategist.

Sharon, '97 Scholar
Retinitis Pigmentosa, low vision
Attends Portland State University, majoring in social sciences. Plans to become a teacher for the visually impaired.