'98 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '98 WA Scholars]

Washington Ambassadors

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1998. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Katrina | Eddie | Shavonne | Matt | Chris | Chanon | Marissa | Crystal | Reginald | Khrystal | Michael | Silas | Jessie | Todd | Arnell | Nichole | Corey | Abe

Katrina, '98 Scholar
Traumatic brain injury
Earned an associate's degree in integrated studies at Cascadia Community College. Attends the University of Washington, Bothell, pursuing a bachelor's degree in global studies with an emphasis on human rights. Works part-time for the Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle.

Eddie, '98 Scholar
Graduated from Spokane Falls Community College in mechanical engineering.

Shavonne, '98 Scholar
Glaucoma
Earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans.

Matt, '98 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attends Spokane Falls Community College. Hopes to become a Network Security Analyst.

Chris, '98 Scholar
ADD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia
Attended Muskingum College in Ohio.

Chanon, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Studied social work at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Marissa, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned associate's degree and works at the Federal Aviation Administration as an office administrator.

Crystal, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Interested in attending a community college in the Portland area.

Reginald, '98 Scholar
ADD
Graduated with a bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State University.

Khrystal, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia
Full-time mother and wife whose husband is in the military.

Michael, '98 Scholar
Learning disabilities and ADHD
Completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Alberta with majors in physics and mathematical sciences. Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics and Christian theology, while working at the University of Alberta as associate vice president of Student Life.

Silas, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Interested in programing or designing video games.

Jessie, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia and ADD
Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in informatics and a minor in dance. Worked as a business intelligence consultant at JP Morgan Chase.

Todd, '98 Scholar
ADD
Musician. Loves video games.

Arnell, '98 Scholar
ADHD and communication disorder
Worked in retail.

Nichole, '98 Scholar
Scoliosis and kyphosis with metatrophic dwarfism, dysplasia, and condrodystrophy
Graduated from the Evergreen State College with a bachelor's degree in theater and English literature.

Corey, '98 Scholar
Tourette syndrome, ADD, and panic disorder
Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University.

Abe, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Plans to pursue a career in music.


[Group Picture of '98 National Scholars]

National Ambassadors

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1998. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Blair | Emily | Kimberlee | Justin | Amy | Maggie | Brian | Landon | Jessica | Nick | David | Jeffrey | Buddy | Wesley | John Paul | Jessie | Ivan | Ronald "Hank" | Dustin | Isaiah

Blair, '98 Scholar
Brain injury
Completed a bachelor's degree in applied math from the University of Idaho as well as a master's degree in industrial technology.

Emily, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attended Valencia Community College.

Kimberlee, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attending Mesa Community College. Interested in exercise and dance and is taking classes in hip hop, salsa, pilates, and yoga.

Justin, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated with an associate's degree in wilderness recreation leadership at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY. Worked as a naturalist at a natural history museum; was also employed at Eastern Mountain Sports.

Amy, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from secretarial school. Attends business courses at Anoka Technical College. Manages her own business.

Maggie, '98 Scholar
Learning disability
Graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. Currently teaches high school math.

Brian, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Washington and a master's degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. Pursuing a career in college recreation.

Landon, '98 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attended South Puget Sound Community College.

Jessica, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia
Attended Santa Fe Community College and the University of New Mexico. Studying dance in Spain.

Nick, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Earned bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

David, '98 Scholar
Congenital stationary night blindness and some motor deficiencies
Graduated from Grinnell College with a bachelor's degree in political science. Attends Portland State University's Public Administration and Policy Ph.D. program.

Jeffrey, '98 Scholar
Ataxia telangiectasia
Died on April 25, 2006. Graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in biology and geology.

Buddy, '98 Scholar
Quadriplegia
Graduated from University of Phoenix with a bachelor's degree in business management.

Wesley, '98 Scholar
Blind
Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, with a major in information systems and a minor in computer science. Works for Nebraska's Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as an Internet applications developer.

John Paul, '98 Scholar
Deaf
Earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Montana.

Jessie, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. Completed law school at the University of San Francisco. Studied abroad in Dublin and Paris. Intern at the San Francisco Public Defender. Passed the California Bar Exam and works as a lawyer in the Bay Area.

Ivan, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy and learning disability
Earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland (magna cum laude) and a law degree from University of Maryland School of Law. Works as a lawyer.

Ronald "Hank", '98 Scholar
Blind
Hopes to attend computer or radio broadcasting college.

Dustin, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia
Earned a degree in physical education from Ball State University. Married and works as a high school physical education teacher and head volleyball coach; also head coach of the Minnesota One Junior Olympic Volleyball Team.

Isaiah, '98 Scholar
Spinocerebellar degeneration
Attended Pacific University to pursue a degree in education.