'99 Ambassadors

[Group photo of '99 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1999. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Roy | Crystal | Kathy | Danielle | David | Oscar | J.W. | Buffy | Pat | Ryan | Zachary | Stuart | Lacey | Nate | Wolfgang | Kelci | Tynesha | Ali

Roy, '99 Scholar
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Attended Central Washington University majoring in computer science and minoring in math.

Crystal, '99 Scholar
Speech and learning disabilities
Attended Central Washington University to study criminal justice.

Kathy, '99 Scholar
Spina Bifida, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attended Tacoma Community College; majored in accounting and worked in the Admissions office.

Danielle, '99 Scholar
Mobility, speech and hearing impairments
Graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in English and a minor in creative writing. Considering the Master's program in creative writing at Naropa University in Colorado.

David, '99 Scholar
Attended Seattle Central Community College.

Oscar, '99 Scholar
Attended Yakima Community College.

J.W., '99 Scholar
Muscular Dystrophy
Graduated from Big Bend Community College and was interested in a career in computer-aided design or video game programming. Passed away in March 2005.

Buffy, '99 Scholar
Graduated with a degree in physical education from Western Oregon University. Pursuing a Master's degree in deaf education at Western Oregon University with plans to work as a coach and teacher.

Pat, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Earned a computer specialist Associate's degree from Spokane Falls Community College. Working in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union.

Ryan, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Earned an Associate's degree from Gray's Harbor Community College.

Zachary, '99 Scholar
Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome
Attended Seattle Central Community College, majoring in web design; planning to complete an Associate's degree and transfer to a four-year college.

Stuart, '99 Scholar
Larsen Syndrome, double amputee, with two artificial legs
Attends the UW, pursuing a degree in European studies with a minor in political science. Works at the UW Access Technology Lab. Represented DO-IT at Japan Summer Study 2007. Plans to join the Peace Corps.

Lacey, '99 Scholar
Cerebral Palsy and learning disabilities Attends Shoreline Community College, WA. Would like to run a social club for people with physical disabilities.

Nate, '99 Scholar
Visual impairment
Graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in political science and philosophy. Has been working in volunteer/non-profit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Plans to begin Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa. Distance runner working to qualify for the 2008 Paralympics.

Wolfgang, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Attended Skagit Valley College.

Kelci, '99 Scholar
Cerebral Palsy
Earned a Bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Washington University. Currently employed as a substitute teacher in the North and Central Kitsap School Districts.

Tynesha, '99 Scholar
Spina Bifida
Attending the Evergreen State College in Tacoma and completing a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts. Studying to become a child life specialist and working at the Langston-Hughes program for youth.

Ali, '99 Scholar
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Kurdish from northern Iraq. Graduated with an Associate's degree from Edmonds Community College. Plans to attend the University of Washington or Washington State University to finish Bachelor's degree in computer engineering.