'03 Ambassadors

[Group photo of '03 Scholars]

DO-IT Ambassadors are pursuing postsecondary studies and careers. They share their experiences with DO-IT Scholars and Pals, encouraging them to pursue their goals in college and employment.

Patrick | Crystal | Justin | Zachary | Jamie | Shaun | Skylor | Vanessa | Theresa | Joshua | Matt | Joshua | Annemarie | Tressa | Conrad | Andrew | Jesse | Senait | Jamie | Natasha | Scott

Patrick, '03 Scholar
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Died in spring 2010, after earning a bachelor's degree in information technology from Central Washington University.

Crystal, '03 Scholar
Traumatic brain injury
Graduated from Columbia High School.

Justin, '03 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attends the University of Arizona in Tucson, studying business, economics, and accounting. Swam for the U.S. at the Paralympics in China.

Zachary, '03 Scholar
Short-term memory loss
Graduated from Stanwood High School. Has worked at a food bank and an animal shelter.

Jamie, '03 Scholar
Learning disability
Graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in special education from Central Washington University.

Shaun, '03 Scholar
Low vision
Attended Spokane Community College.

Skylor, '03 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attends Centralia Community College, majoring in early childhood education. Would like to study psychology.

Vanessa, '03 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attends Walla Walla Community College, studying computer technology.

Theresa, '03 Scholar
Spina bifida
Attended Everett Community College. Worked at Stanwood School District as a para-aide and at a hardware store.

Joshua, '03 Scholar
Spina bifida
Passed away in May 2008, after a sixteen-month battle with cancer. Received an honorary degree from Landmark College.

Matt, '03 Scholar
Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities
Working in real estate land development.

Joshua, '03 Scholar
Attends Clark College, studying broadcasting. Interested in novel writing and becoming a DJ.

Annemarie, '03 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned degrees in English, Spanish, and political science from the University of Portland. Attends law school at Willamette University. Coordinated three DO-IT Summer Study Phase II workshops as AccessSTEM Intern for NOAA.

Tressa, '03 Scholar
Learning disability
Senior at the University of Washington, majoring in social science with a focus on environmental studies. Works as a photographer part time.

Conrad, '03 Scholar
Muscular dystrophy
Graduated summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. Participated in the American Association of People with Disabilities Congressional Internship in Washington, DC and the Heritage Foundation's Young Leaders internship. Involved in charity fund-raising and youth outreach.

Andrew, '03 Scholar
Bilateral radial club hand
Attended Washington State University and majored in hospitality business management.

Jesse, '03 Scholar
Earned bachelor's degree in computer science from Goshen College. Taught basic computer skills to adults who are homeless in San Francisco for a year. Interned at NASA (Kennedy Space Center), Microsoft, and IBM.

Senait, '03 Scholar
Health and vision impairment
Attends the University of Washington. Spent time in Ethiopia working in local hospitals as an independent study.

Jamie, '03 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate's degree in accounting from Big Bend Community College. Works as an office administrator for Blue Sky Management.

Natasha, '03 Scholar
Hearing impairment
Attends Yakima Valley Community College. Plans to transfer to Central Washington University and earn a degree in special education with a minor in deaf education.

Scott, '03 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder
Attends Bellingham Technical College, with the goal of becoming a machinist.