'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
Earned a degree in computer science from Central Washington University. Works as a developer for Microsoft.

Crystal, '99 Scholar
Speech and learning disabilities
Earned a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation from Central Washington University.

Kathy, '99 Scholar
Spina bifida and ADD
Working on an associate's degree in arts and sciences at Tacoma Community College (TCC) with plans to continue studies in social welfare. Currently works in TCC's enrollment services office.

Danielle, '99 Scholar
Mobility, speech, and hearing impairments
Earned a bachelor's degree from Central Washington University with a major in English and a minor in creative writing.

David, '99 Scholar
Attended Seattle Central Community College.

Oscar, '99 Scholar
Quadriplegia
Attended Yakima Community College.

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

Buffy, '99 Scholar
Deaf
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 associate's degree in computing from Spokane Falls Community College. Works in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union.

Ryan, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Earned an associate's degree from Grays Harbor College.

Zachary, '99 Scholar
Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
Attended Seattle Central Community College, majoring in web design; plans to complete an associate's degree and transfer to a four-year college. Travelled to Taipei to learn Mandarin Chinese at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University.

Stuart, '99 Scholar
Larsen syndrome, double amputee, and two artificial legs
Graduated from the UW with a major in European studies and a minor in political science. Works at NOAA Fisheries Science Center as an IT specialist. Plans to join the Peace Corps.

Lacey, '99 Scholar
Cerebral palsy and language and processing disabilities
Attends Shoreline Community College. Writes about disability and advocacy issues at http://naynaynews.blogspot.com/.

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

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

Kelci, '99 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attends Washington State University. Works for the Pasco and Kennewick School Districts as substitute teacher.

Tynesha, '99 Scholar
Spina bifida
Attends the Evergreen State College in Tacoma to complete a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and become a child life specialist. Works at the Langston-Hughes program for youth.

Ali, '99 Scholar
Osteogenesis imperfecta
Graduated with an associate's degree from Edmonds Community College. Interested in computer engineering.