'97 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '97 Scholars]

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

Jennifer | Andrew | Amanda | Cynthia | Brad | Justin | Michael | Alexi | Karyn | Steven | Laura | Keaton | Veronica

Jennifer K., '97 Scholar
Blind
Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in general studies from the University of North Dakota. Pursuing a career in blindness skills education.

Amanda J., '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Graduated with honors from the University of Great Falls with a degree in communications and a minor in computer systems integration. Works as a freelance writer.

Cynthia L., '97 Scholar
Achondroplasia
Graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in economics, 2004. Currently working at NOAA Fisheries Science Center.

Brad M., '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Attended the University of Arizona. Currently a senior at Northern Arizona University studying business management. Working at Pima Community College in Tucson as a business mathematics tutor.

Justin M., '97 Scholar
Blind
Attended St. Pete Junior College.

Michael N., '97 Scholar
Spina Bifida with Upper Motor Neuron Dysfunction
Graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies in Political Theory and International Politics. Enjoys spending time with his family and dogs.

Alexi P., '97 Scholar
Profoundly deaf
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with English and publishing degrees. Pursuing a career in editing.

Karyn P., '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Manager at Verizon Wireless.

Steven T., '97 Scholar
Severe hearing loss
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in economics and pursuing an Master's of Business Administration at the University of New Haven.

Laura W., '97 Scholar
Ischemic spinal cord injury
Completed a Bachelor's degree in physics and philosophy at Hendrix College; pursuing graduate studies in physics at the University of Arkansas.

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

Veronica W., '97 Scholar
Arthrogryposis
Graduated from Harvard in 2003. Working as a legislative staffer in the United States Senate and attending the Georgetown University Law Center at night. Plans to continue working in Washington, D.C. upon graduation from law school.