'97 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '97 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1997. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Andrew | Amanda | Jennifer | Cynthia | Trent | Brad | Ben | Justin | Michael | Alexi | Karyn | Shakethia | Steven | Laura | Keaton | Veronica | Sharon

Andrew, '97Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attended the Rochester Institute of Technology to study physics.

Amanda, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Graduated with honors from the University of Great Falls with a major in communications and a minor in computer systems integration. Works as a freelance writer.

Jennifer, '97 Scholar
Blind
Graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota. Owns a health and wellness business.

Cynthia, '97 Scholar
Achondroplasia
Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Trent, '97 Scholar
Epilepsy
Attended Bellevue Community College.

Brad, '97 Scholar
Paraplegia
Studied business at Northern Arizona University. Worked at Pima Community College as a business mathematics tutor.

Ben, '97 Scholar
Quadriplegia
Earned an associate's degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College; working towards an architectural and civil drafting degree.

Justin, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attended college.

Michael, '97 Scholar
Spina bifida with upper motor neuron dysfunction
Graduated with a doctorate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies in political theory and international politics.

Alexi, '97 Scholar
Profoundly deaf
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with English and publishing degrees. Works for a survey sampling service supporting market research companies.

Karyn, '97 Scholar
Dyslexia
Works as a sales manager at Verizon Wireless. Married.

Shakethia, '97 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University.

Steven, '97 Scholar
Severe hearing loss
Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in economics. Earned an MBA from the University of New Haven. Lives in San Fransisco and works for a hedge fund administrator as a senior fund accountant.

Laura, '97 Scholar
Ischemic spinal cord injury
Earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in micro-electronics and photonics at the University of Arkansas. Received Walton Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship.

Keaton, '97 Scholar
Blind
Attended University of Utah and was pursuing a career in engineering when he died in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Veronica, '97 Scholar
Arthrogryposis
Earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University. Worked in the United States Senate. Currently practices corporate law in New York.

Sharon, '97 Scholar
Visual impairment
Graduated from Portland State University (PSU) with a bachelor's degree in social science and teaching credentials to teach students with visual impairments. Teaches at the Utah School for the Blind and is pursuing a master's degree in special education at PSU.