'02 Ambassadors


[Group photo of '02 Scholars]

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

Amy | Silvia | Rebecca | Ian | Saroj | Gimmie | Natalie | Scott | Caleb | Leon | Alexandra | James | Jared | Andrew | Rima | Chris | Carson | Dale | Ryan | Angela

[Picture of Amy] Amy, '02 Scholar
My name is Amy. I graduated from high school and attend a school for dental assistants. I love to go out with friends and see everything there is to see in life. I have a learning disability that interferes with my reading and writing. I also have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), which interferes with many things at school and home. I love to help other people.

[Picture of Silvia] Silvia, '02 Scholar
My name is Silvia. I was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone or glass bones), which means that my bones break easily. I'm attending a state university and pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in business. I enjoy listening to all sorts of music and hanging out with friends.

[Picture of Rebecca] Rebecca, '02 Scholar
Hello, my name is Rebecca . I live with my mom, dad, and little sister, Lisa. I have a learning disability. I have worked one year at a nursing home. I really like Anime/manga (Japanese cartoons and comics). I also enjoy reading, playing the computer, and baking.

[Picture of Ian] Ian, '02 Scholar
My name is Ian. I graduated from high school a year ago. This year I will be a sophomore at a state university. I'm interested in software engineering image processing, and other computer-related occupations. I hope to learn several programming languages including C++ and Java at the College of Engineering. The DO-IT program will assist me in world domination or in getting a steady job working at Microsoft, where I had an internship last summer.

[Picture of Saroj] Saroj, '02 Scholar
Hello! My name is Saroj. I will be a freshman at community college this fall. I have a learning disability. I am interested in becoming a social worker. I am thankful to have my mom in my life. She helps me be successful. I like working out, listening to music, dancing, hanging out with friends, and snowboarding. I was an Intern in Summer Study 2004. DO-IT has been a really good experience for me.

[Picture of Gimmie] Gimmie, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Gimmie and I have a learning disability. I just finished my first year in college. I'm working on getting my Associates degree in business administration. I want to be in business, but I also love animals and am thinking of becoming a vet. I was an Intern in Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Natalie] Natalie, '02 Scholar
My name is Natalie. I graduated from high school, and I am currently working part time and exploring careers in the health field. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

[Picture of Scott] Scott, '02 Scholar
Hello, my name is Scott . I am attending my last quarter at community college this fall. I am interested in computer science and politics. I enjoy attending trading card game tournaments (Magic the Gathering.) I was an Intern in Summer Study 2004.

Caleb, '02 Scholar
My name is Caleb. I will be a freshman at a private college this fall. I am interested in math and science. I plan to study engineering.

[Picture of Leon] Leon, '02 Scholar
Hi. I am Leon. I go to high school where I will be in the 12th grade this fall. I like to play on the computer, hang out with friends, read, and watch TV. My favorite subject in school is English. I'm interested in criminal psychology and working for the federal government.

[Picture of Alexandra] Alexandra, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Alexandra and I have a visual impairment. I enjoy swimming, working with computers, knitting, scrap booking, and other crafts. I will be a sophomore at a public university this fall. I plan to major in biology. My career interests lie in medical laboratory work and, if I'm still feeling ambitious after four long years, medical research.

[Picture of James] James, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is James. It will be my second year in college in the fall. I'm going to focus on law classes next year.

[Picture of Jared] Jared, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jared. This past year has been exciting. I was operated on twice and got a new lead for my heart. The doctors placed it right inside the center of my heart. It has increased my oxygen levels from 67% to 81%. I use my DO-IT laptop in all my classes at college. I'm interested in science the most.

[Picture of Andrew] Andrew, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Andrew and I attended a private art school last year. I found that I am more interested in fine arts than graphic art. I painted quite a bit last year. I enjoy being with friends and watching wrestling on TV. This summer I swam, went boating, floated the Yakima River, and visited the Oregon Coast.

[Picture of Rima] Rima, '02 Scholar
My name is Rima. I will be a sophomore at a state university this fall. I enjoy taking Classics class. I have Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. I love reading, watching movies, and playing on the computer, especially on the Internet. I was an Intern in Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Chris] Chris, '02 Scholar
My name is Chris, and I am a sophomore at a public university. I am planning on double majoring with degrees in Computer Science as well as Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms. I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. Last summer I was an intern at Microsoft working with an E-Business team, and this summer I'm interning at Western Wireless working in the Vital Operations group of the call center.

[Picture of Carson] Carson, '02 Scholar
I'm Carson, and I just finished my first year at a state university. I was well prepared thanks to DO-IT. Although, with my learning disability, it was tough, I had the confidence to persevere and the will power to work hard. I was determined to get an internship experience this summer so during Winter break I spent a lot of time filling out applications. I was offered a position with NASA through a program called Entry Point!, and I'm working at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi right now! It has been a great experience so far. My hobbies are French horn and tennis.

[Picture of Dale] Dale, '02 Scholar
I'm Dale. I have Cerebral Palsy. I graduated from high school, where I was a football manager for four years and also enjoyed choir. I have just completed my first year at a state university, where I am majoring in Political Science and managed to make the President's Honor Roll. My favorite subject is law, and I hope to be a lawyer someday. In the fall I will be a peer advisor to five incoming freshmen who are interested in Political Science.

[Picture of Ryan] Ryan, '02 Scholar
Hi, my name is Ryan. I participate in the Youth Leadership Forum and just completed my second year at a community college. I am working on my communications degree. I hope to someday be in human resources. I am looking forward to some good job shadowing experiences. I was an Intern in Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Angela] Angela, '02 Scholar
Hey everyone! I am Angela. I have a mild case of Cerebral Palsy. I am currently at the end of my third quarter at community college where I am studying psychology to become a social worker or counselor for teenagers. I am also looking into doing some modeling for agencies in the next couple of months. I live at home with my father. I was an Intern for Summer Study 2004, which I really enjoyed! It was a great experience that I recommend to anyone with any type of disability.