'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.

Andrew | Amanda | Jennifer | Cynthia | Trent | Brad | Ben | Justin | Michael | Alexi | Karyn | Shakethia | Steven | Laura | Keaton | Veronica | Sharon

Andrew, '97Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attended the Rochester Institute of Technology to study physics.

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

Jennifer, '97 Scholar
Blind
Graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota. Owns a health and wellness business.

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

Trent, '97 Scholar
Epilepsy
Attended Bellevue Community College and working at Target as a customer service helper.

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

Ben, '97 Scholar
Earned an Associate's degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College; working towards an architectural and civil drafting degree.

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

Michael, '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.

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

Karyn, '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Sales manager at Verizon Wireless. Married.

Shakethia, '97 Scholar
Attended Mississippi State University, majoring in accounting.

Steven, '97 Scholar
Severe hearing loss
Graduated from University of New Haven with a Master's degree in business administration and University of Connecticut as an economics major. Currently working as a manager for a family business in Connecticut. Looking forward to a new career in investment banking.

Laura, '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, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attended University of Utah and was pursuing a career in engineering when he died in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Veronica, '97 Scholar
Arthrogryposis
Graduated from Harvard in 2003. Working as a legislative staffer in the United States Senate and attending Georgetown University Law Center.

Sharon, '97 Scholar
Graduated from Portland State University (PSU) with a Bachelor's degree in social sciences and teaching credentials to teach students with visual impairments. Currently teaches at the Utah School for the Blind and is pursuing a Master's degree in special education at PSU.