'02 Ambassadors


[Group photo of '02 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.

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 A. I graduated from dental assistant college and am planning to attend a four-year college to pursue dentistry.I have a learning disability that interferes with my reading and writing. I also have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), which interferes with many things at school and home.

[Picture of Silvia] Silvia, '02 Scholar
My name is Silvia A. I was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone or glass bones), which means that my bones break easily. I'm attending Eastern Washington University and pursuing a Bachelor's degree in business. I enjoy listening to all sorts of music and hanging out with friends. I have managed to do well in school with all the obstacles that I have, not just physically, but also financially, and with immigration to worry about.

[Picture of Rebecca] Rebecca, '02 Scholar
Hello. My name is Rebecca B. I have a learning disability. I have worked at a nursing home in Stanwood, WA. 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 C. I am a junior at the University of Washington. I'm interested in software engineering, image processing, and other computer-related occupations.

[Picture of Saroj] Saroj, '02 Scholar
Hello! My name is Saroj D. I am a sophomore at Bellevue Community College. I have a learning disability. I am interested in becoming a social worker. I like working out, listening to music, dancing, hanging out with friends, and snowboarding. DO-IT has been a really good experience for me. I was an intern at Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Gimmie] Gimmie, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Gimmie D. and I have a learning disability. I attend Clark College. I'm working on getting my Associate's 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 at Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Natalie] Natalie, '02 Scholar
My name is Natalie D. I graduated from Heritage High School in Vancouver, WA, 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
My name is Scott F. I graduated from Shoreline Community College and now attend the University of Washington majoring in political science, with side interests in economics and history. I was an intern at Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Caleb] Caleb, '02 Scholar
I attended Saint Martin's College in Lacey, WA. I'm interested in math and science and plan to study engineering.

[Picture of Leon] Leon, '02 Scholar
Hi. I am Leon K. I attend Western Washington University. 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 M. I'm a junior at the University of Washington where I am majoring in biochemistry. I plan to get my Ph.D. and become a research scientist. I have a visual impairment, and in class I use an assistive device called a JORDY, which is basically a set of digital binoculars that helps me see the lecture, overheads, PowerPoint slides, etc. I also get large print for my textbooks and get extra time for tests. I currently work in a research lab on the UW campus studying gene expression and Muscular Dystrophy. In four years, I have never missed a DO-IT dance. I've made some really good friends and helped connect a few people to the program. DO-IT has also helped me make professional connections, such as my Microsoft internship.

[Picture of James] James, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is James O. I just finished my third year at The Evergreen State College. I am focused on history.

[Picture of Jared] Jared, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jared P.. I use my DO-IT laptop in all my classes at Columbia Basin College where I am majoring in computer science.

[Picture of Andrew] Andrew, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Andrew R. and I attend Cornish College of the Arts. I found that I am more interested in fine arts than graphic art. I enjoy being with friends and watching wrestling on TV.

[Picture of Rima] Rima, '02 Scholar
My name is Rima S. I am a junior at the University of Washington. I am a political science major, but I also enjoy Classics class. I have Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. I love reading, watching movies, and playing on the computer. I was an intern at Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Chris] Chris, '02 Scholar
My name is Chris S., and I am a junior at the University of Washington majoring in computer science. In the past years I have participated in a number of internships; I was a Microsoft High School intern working on BizTalk Server 2004, a Workforce Planner Assistant, and this year I will be working with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in Washington, D.C. doing some web-based development.

[Picture of Carson] Carson, '02 Scholar
Hi! My name is Carson S. I am writing this bio from the middle of Turkey. Last quarter I studied abroad with a UW program in the Czech Republic. This summer I am traveling, meeting lots of interesting people, and learning more about the world and myself at the same time. When I get back, I will be starting my 3rd year at UW in the Business School. If you want a personal tour of the UW campus, email me. My advice to all of you is to take risks and enjoy life. I was an intern at Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Dale] Dale, '02 Scholar
I'm Dale S. I have Cerebral Palsy. I attend Washington State University where I am majoring in political science and managed to make the President's Honor Roll. I hope to be a lawyer someday. Last fall I was a peer advisor to five incoming freshmen who were interested in political science.

[Picture of Ryan] Ryan, '02 Scholar
Hi. My name is Ryan T. I am working on my communications degree at Bellevue Community College. I hope to someday be in human resources. I participate in the Youth Leadership Forum, and I am looking forward to some good job-shadowing experiences. I was an intern at Summer Study 2004.

[Picture of Angela] Angela, '02 Scholar
Hey everyone! I am Angela W. I have a mild case of Cerebral Palsy. I am attending Edmonds Community College where I am studying psychology to become a social worker or counselor for teenagers. I was an intern at Summer Study 2004.