'94 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '94 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1994. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Anthony | Ben | Jen | Maria | Daniel | Travis | Takuya | Sherri | Shawnna | Nguyen | Sara | Carolyn | Kris | Megan

Anthony, '94 Scholar
Cerebral palsy and learning disabilities
Works in research and development for the Prentke Romich Company. Guest lecturer at universities about augmentative and alternative communication. Participated in writing the book Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication by David McNaughton and David Beukelman.

Ben, '94 Scholar
Spinal muscular dystrophy
Earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Washington and a law degree from Pepperdine School of Law. Passed the Washington State Bar Exam. Works as a lawyer in Kennewick, WA.

Jen, '94 Scholar
Undiagnosed severe neuropathy
Founder and co-director of GimpGirl Community (http://gimpgirl.com/). Married.

Maria, '94 Scholar
Post-polio
Lives in Vancouver, WA, with her husband and child. Works for a utility company and enjoys being a mother.

Daniel, '94 Scholar
Learning disability
Earned an associate's degree from Pierce Community College. Works as a sales technician for Pacific Office Automation. Married with three children.

Travis, '94 Scholar
Health and orthopedic impairments and dwarfism
Graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Utah State University. Works for 21st Century Technologies as a software engineer. Receiving a kidney transplant. Married.

Takuya, '94 Scholar
Health impairment, nervous system dysmorphia, and congenital scoliosis
Studied physics, biology, mathematics, and computers at the University of Washington. Lives in Japan, pursuing a technology career.

Sherri, '94 Scholar
Visual impairment
Earned a degree in psychology from Southern Oregon University.

Shawnna, '94 Scholar
Muscular dystrophy
Worked at Columbia Industries in Kennewick, WA. Died in October of 2003.

Nguyen, '94 Scholar
Paralysis from brain injury
Participates in various volunteer positions in the community.

Sara, '94 Scholar
Dyslexia
Graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Married and has a child.

Carolyn, '94 Scholar
Cerebral palsy and low vision
Studied science in college.

Kris, '94 Scholar
Visual impairment
Graduated from Oregon State University and is currently working on an MBA in Information Technology Management at Western Governors University. Works as Chief Information Officer for the University of Western States. Lives with his wife Elaine, in Wilsonville, OR.

Megan, '94 Scholar
Chronic lyme disease
Earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's degree and PA-C from Pacific University. Works in Seattle as a physician assistant in emergency care.