DO-IT Mentors


Mentors encourage DO-IT Scholars, Ambassadors, and Pals as they pursue academic programs and careers. Most Mentors have disabilities themselves. They share valuable experiences, insights, and resources with younger participants. Mentors communicate with each other by sending messages to mentors@washington.edu.

Sean Barrett
Mobility impairment
Everett Independent Living Center Manager
Washington Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

Anindya Bhattacharyya (Bapin)
Deaf/blind
Supervisor of Technology Department
Helen Keller National Center

Kevin Berg
Cerebral Palsy
Nonprofit Director

Kim Borowicz
Law Student Graduate
University of Washington

Karen L. Braitmayer, AIA
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Architect, Business Owner
Sudio Pacifica.

Ben Brynildsen
Learning disability
Career Advisor
Boeing

Wendy Chisholm
Web Accessibility Engineer

Frank Cuta
Blind
Electrical Engineer
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs

Don Daughtry
Visual impairment
Assistant Professor
University of North Dakota

Jennifer Diedrich
Student
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Imke Durre
Blind
Physical Scientist
NOAA National Climatic Data Center

Samantha Estrada
Physical Disability
Student of Applied Mathematics and
Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso

John Gardner
Blind
President and CEO
ViewPlus Technologies

Marni Goldman
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Education Director for Science Research
Stanford University

Julie Grant
Paraplegic, L4 Spinal Cord Injury
Graduate student in architecture

Steve Harper
Cerebral Palsy
Student and Web Developer

Jeff Harris
Software Engineer and Computer Programmer

Roger Harris
Stroke, kidney failure
Associate Professor Emeritus, Retired
Biological Structure
University of Washington School of Medicine

Ted Henter
Blind
President
Henter Math

Mamoru Iwabuchi
Assistant Professor
Computing and Assistive Technology
Hiroshima University

Sungeeta Jain
Paraplegic
Director
The Orphan Project, India

Ed Keller
Diabetes, mobility impairment
Biology Professor Emeritus
West Virginia University

Douglas Lefever
Cerebral Palsy
Life Instructor

Joshua Lessing
Ph.D. candidate in physical chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sara Lopez
Program Administrator and Lecturer
University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership Program

Robert F. McKellar
Spina Bifida
Author: An Accident of Birth;
Educator; and Counselor

Theresa Mina
Learning disability
Graduate Student

Jennifer Mundl
C1-Ventilator dependent quadriplegia
Assistive Technology Specialist
Courage Center Rehabilitation Facility

Bruce Parks
Hearing impairment
School Improvement Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education

Tracy Peterson
Mobility impairment
Computer science, Spanish major
Southwest State University

Dr. Gay Lloyd Pinder
Deaf
Program Director and Speech Language Pathologist
Children's Therapy Center

Ed Pottharst
Deaf
Neighborhood District Coordinator
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods

Tracy Rackensperger
Cerebral Palsy
Research and Information Coordinator
University of Georgia

Charity Ranger
Friedreich's Ataxia
Independent Living Program Staff
Alliance of People with disAbilities

Sally Richards
Workforce Specialist: Disability Program
Northwest Employment and Training Center

Andrew Riggle
Cerebral Palsy
Graduate student

Greg Smith
C-5 quadriplegia
Software Design Engineer
Microsoft

Carole Snyder
Cerebral Palsy
Software Developer Engineer

Keith Stegbauer
Bioengineer
University of Washington

Vicki Stemper Allen
Sr. Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator

Virginia Stern
ENTRY POINT! and ACCESS Director
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Aimee Verrall
Research Coordinator
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
University of Washington

Vasanth Williams
Software Engineer

Dr. Paul Zaveruha
Surgeon