'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 | Matt | Joshua | Annemarie | Tressa | Conrad | Andrew | Jesse | Senait | Jamie | Natasha | Scott

[Picture of Patrick] Patrick, '03 Scholar
My name is Patrick. I am a junior at Central Washington University majoring in computer science. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which weakens my muscles over time.

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

[Picture of Justin] Justin, '03 Scholar
Hi. My name is Justin. 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. Last year I volunteered at a local food bank. I 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 in any situation and am a good friend.

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

[Picture of Shaun] Shaun, '03 Scholar
My name is Shaun. 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, tattoos, and body piercing.

[Picture of Skylor] Skylor, '03 Scholar
My name is Skylor. I attend Centralia Community College. I enjoy working with people and plan to major in either psychology or earth science. I am a teacher's assistant in special education.

[Picture of Vanessa] Vanessa, '03 Scholar
My name is Vanessa. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a power chair to get around. I am pursuing a two-year degree in computer technology at Walla Walla Community College. I am involved in children's ministry at my church and love to hang out with my friends and family. I have a chocolate lab named Toby. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my DO-IT journey.

[Picture of Theresa] Theresa, '03 Scholar
I'm Theresa. I have Spina Bifida and use a wheelchair. I am involved in track, swimming, and basketball. I attend Everett Community College and am working towards earning a para-educators degree. I may attend the Evergreen State College.

[Picture of Joshua] Joshua, '03 Scholar
My name is Joshua. I attend Cascadia Community College. 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. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2006.

[Picture of Matt] Matt, '03 Scholar
My name is Matt. I am studying business in college. I am interested in the stock market and real estate land development. Some of the career fields I would like to be involved in are engineering and video editing.

[Picture of Joshua] Joshua, '03 Scholar
My name is Joshua. 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, and I have Cerebral Palsy. I am a junior at the University of Portland and am pursuing a major in English and a minor in Spanish. I may also add a minor in business management. While I frequently change my mind as to which direction I want to go with my career plans, I am currently working toward a career in public relations or human and civil rights. I am also considering a graduate degree in law.

[Picture of Tressa] Tressa, '03 Scholar
My name is Tressa. My older sister Lacey was a '99 Scholar. DO-IT has created a support system that makes me succeed in the real world with a disability. I have specific language disabilities, which affect my comprehension and processing abilities, and I have chronic headaches. I am majoring in graphic design at Shoreline Community College, but I love taking science classes.

[Picture of Conrad] Conrad, '03 Scholar
My name is Conrad. I am a junior at Seattle Pacific University. My favorite subjects 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. This summer, I participated in the American Association of People with Disabilities Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C.

[Picture of Andrew] Andrew, '03 Scholar
My name is Andrew and I am a junior at Washington State University, where I am majoring in hospitality business management. I really enjoy intramural sports, especially soccer.

[Picture of Jesse] Jesse, '03 Scholar
My name is Jesse. I am a junior at Goshen College in Indiana and am majoring in computer science. I have interned at Microsoft, GraniteEdge Networks, and NASA (Kennedy Space Center). I also enjoy choir, opera, technical theater, and audio recording. If you have any questions about computer science, internships, or anything else, feel free to drop me an email. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2006.

[Picture of Senait] Senait, '03 Scholar
Hi! My name is Senait. I attend the University of Washington, and I am majoring in health administration and pharmacy. In my free time I love to listen to music and travel.

[Picture of Jamie] Jamie, '03 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jamie. After receiving an Associate's degree in accounting, I now have a job working for SASCO Electric in my hometown as an accounting assistant. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and helping out on my family's farm. Feel free to email me anytime.

[Picture of Natasha] Natasha, '03 Scholar
Hi! My name is Natasha. I attend Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, WA. I plan to transfer to Central Washington University and graduate with a degree in special education and a minor in deaf education. DO-IT has taught me that it is easy to interact with other people with disabilities and helped me stay focused on school.

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