'03 Ambassadors

[Group photo of '03 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.

Patrick | Crystal | Justin | Zachary | Jamie | Shaun | Skylor | Vanessa | Theresa | Joshua | Norma | Matt | Joshua | Annemarie | Tressa | Conrad | Andrew | Jesse | Senait | Jamie | Natasha | Scott

[Picture of Patrick] Patrick, '03 Scholar
My name is Patrick B. I am a sophomore at Central Washington University majoring in computer science. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which weakens my muscles over time. Useful accommodations are a lift, a wheelchair, and a shower chair.

[Picture of Crystal] Crystal, '03 Scholar
Howdy y'all. My name is Crystal Bear. I graduated from Columbia Junior/Senior High School. I like to play on the computer and watch old movies and Country Music Television. I use a wheelchair to get around.

[Picture of Justin] Justin, '03 Scholar
Hi. My name is Justin F. I attend the University of Arizona in Tuscon where I was accepted in the Honors Pre-Business Major program. I enjoy swimming and keeping in touch with you online.

[Picture of Zachary] Zachary, '03 Scholar
My name is Zachary F. This year I've been volunteering at a local foodbank. I've also discovered a love for detailing cars; it might be a career path for me. I like playing computer games. My disability is short-term memory loss and some fine motor skill loss in my hands due to an anoxic brain injury in 2002. I am very patient with any situation and am a good friend. Feel free to email me. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Jamie] Jamie, '03 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jamie G. My extra curricular activities are tennis and community service. I have learning disabilities in the areas of math, reading, and writing. I attend Central Washington University and major in special education. I can type faster than I can write; a computer helps me get my thoughts written down. DO-IT has helped me get a better understanding of what college is like and how to succeed in that environment.

[Picture of Shaun] Shaun, '03 Scholar
My name is Shaun H. I attend Spokane Community College. I like to lift weights, wrestle, play video games, go to drag races, and hang with friends. Some of my interests are conservation and wildlife, hotrods, tattoos, and body piercings.

[Picture of Skylor] Skylor, '03 Scholar
My name is Skylor L. I attend Centralia Community College. I enjoy working with people and plan to major in either psychology or earth science. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Vanessa] Vanessa, '03 Scholar
My name is Vanessa L. I attend Walla Walla Community College. After I obtain my Associate's degree, I'd like to go on to Lewis-Clark State College and earn a degree in social work. I'm very involved in the children's ministry team at my church. I work with kindergartners. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my DO-IT journey. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Theresa] Theresa, '03 Scholar
I'm Theresa N. I have Spina Bifida and use a wheelchair. I am involved in track, swimming, and basketball. I attend Everett Community College to earn a Para-educators degree. If I want to further my education, I will look into attending The Evergreen State College.

[Picture of Joshua] Joshua, '03 Scholar
My name is Joshua N. I will be attending Landmark College in Vermont in the fall. I enjoy baseball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and track. I was born with Spina Bifida and use a wheelchair, but I can walk with forearm crutches. I would like to study for a career in elementary education. This summer I'm an intern at Summer Study.

[Picture of Norma] Norma, '03 Scholar
My name is Norma O. I am deaf. I attend the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf of Howard College in Big Spring, TX. I love playing sports, meeting new people, spending time with my family, and seeing different places. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Matt] Matt, '03 Scholar
My name is Matt P. I am studying business in college. I am interested in the stock market and real estate land developing. Some of the career fields I would like to be involved in are engineering and video editing. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Joshua] Joshua, '03 Scholar
My name is Joshua P. I come from La Push, WA. I am interested in video game programming. I joined my school track team and achieved personal records in three events.

[Picture of Annemarie] Annemarie, '03 Scholar
Hi. My name is Annemarie P. I have Cerebral Palsy, which limits my mobility as well as fine motor skills. I am a sophmore at the University of Portland and am pursuing a major in biology and a minor in Spanish. I may also add a minor in English. I intend to go on to graduate school, perhaps at the University of Washington, to pursue a degree in neurobiology. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Tressa] Tressa, '03 Scholar
My name is Tressa R. and I am interested in dolphin communication. DO-IT has created a support system that makes the real world successful for me and my disability. I have specific language disabilities, which affect my comprehension and processing abilities, and I have chronic headaches. I plan to major/minor in psychology and biology at the UW and eventually study and interact with dolphins for my career.

[Picture of Conrad] Conrad, '03 Scholar
My name is Conrad R. I am a student at Seattle Pacific University. My favorite subjects in school are biology, Spanish, and history. My career interests include employment as a political analyst, defense analyst, or linguist. I am actively involved in political campaigns and voter registration. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to movies, and reading. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Andrew] Andrew, '03 Scholar
My name is Andrew S. and I am a sophomore at Washington State University where I am majoring in hospitality business management. I loved my first year of college and have a lot of amazing memories and new friends to show for it. I really enjoyed intramural sports, and my soccer team made it to the playoffs.

[Picture of Jesse] Jesse, '03 Scholar
My name is Jesse S. I just finished my freshman year at Goshen College in Indiana majoring in computer science. I was a Microsoft intern, and this summer I am back in Seattle at GraniteEdge Networks, which makes a network security tool. I also enjoy choir, opera, technical theater, and audio recording. Feel free to drop me an email. I am an intern this year at Summer Study.

[Picture of Senait] Senait, '03 Scholar
Hi! My name is Senait T. I just completed my second year at the University of Washington. In my free time I love to listen to music and travel. I am planning to major in health administration and pharmacy.

[Picture of Jamie] Jamie, '03 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jamie V. I am finishing up my last quarter this fall to earn my Associate's degree in accounting at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. I am interested in working for a local business after I receive my degree in December. Feel free to email me to chat anytime. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Natasha] Natasha, '03 Scholar
Hi! My name is Natasha W. I attend Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, WA. I am taking classes towards earning a degree in elementary education. I plan to transfer my junior year to Central Washington University and graduate with a degree in special education and a minor in deaf education. The DO-IT program has taught me that it easy to interact with other people with disabilities and helped me stay focused on school. I was an intern at Summer Study 2005.

[Picture of Scott] Scott, '03 Scholar
My name is Scott W. I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). I am attending Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. I am working on my Associate's degree, which will allow me to become a machinist. I tried going to a regular college (Henry Cogswell in Everett, WA) to become a mechanical engineer. I could have done it; however, I found out that that was not the field for me at this time in my life. I have learned a valuable lesson from this, and that is to make sure you know what you are getting into before it is too late to get out.