'04 Ambassadors


[Group photo of '04 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.

Andrew | Laura | Lukas | Kathleen | Carrie | Tracy | Amanda | Daniel | Julie | Meg | Maryann | Alex | Makenna | Katie | Ashley | Vishal | "Bud" | Russell | Michael | Blanca | Jessica

Andrew '04 Scholar
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a learning disability
Graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in musical theater.

Laura '04 Scholar
Traumatic brain injury
Graduated from Seattle University with a bachelor's degree in humanities for teaching and a minor in mathematics. Student in Seattle University's master in teaching program. Currently working at The Seven, an Episcopalian program for young adults.

Lukas '04 Scholar
Amyoplasia arthrogyposis multiplex congenita
Attends Whitworth University and studies speech communications and leadership.

Kathleen '04 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder
Fulfilled requirements for a major in biology and a minor in zoology at Washington State University; working on completing second minor in psychology. Works in a neuro-electophysiology lab.

Carrie '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from a music business school in Hollywood. Works as an office assistant in San Fernando Valley, California.

Tracy '04 Scholar
Learning disability
Takes care of her two children, Jordan and Austin, and her mother-in-law. Enjoys camping trips with her family.

Amanda '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Studying to be a medical receptionist. Uses art to express her experiences as a person with a disability.

Daniel '04 Scholar
Dyslexia, diabetic, and adrenal failure
Earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Western Washington University. Enrolled in the University of Washington's Mechanical Engineering master's program. Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Eagle Scout with three palms.

Julie '04 Scholar
Spina bifida
Plans on attending Everett Community College this fall.

Meg '04 Scholar
Earned an associate's transfer degree from Whatcom Community College and enrolled in Western Washington University's human services distance learning program.

Maryann '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from Shoreline Community College and was transferring to the University of Washington to study social work and disability law when she died after surgery in July 2010. Engaged with the Arc of Snohomish County, Disability Rights Washington, and competed in the Special Olympics.

Alex '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Will earn his associate's degree this fall. Works with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation on planning his future and once worked for the Seattle Mountaineers.

Makenna '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Assistant volunteer coordinator for Arc of Whatcom County. Volunteers at the American Museum of Radio and Electricity, Parent to Parent, Max Higbee Center and Whatcom Taking Action for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

Katie '04 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder and dyslexia
Earned a degree in English from Western Washington University. Moving to Philadelphia this summer to work with the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry for a year.

Ashley '04 Scholar
Asperger's syndrome
Attends community college in Florida. Volunteers with the Special Olympics and is learning sign language.

Vishal '04 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attends Cascadia Community College. Completed an internship with the University of Washington's Athletic Department/Women's Crew.

"Bud" '04 Scholar
Visual impairment
Graduated from Gonzaga University with degrees in economics and math. Enrolled in a finance Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California. Interned at Boeing, NASA, and NOAA.

Russell '04 Scholar
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a major in history and a minor in Spanish. Volunteer history lecturer for Puyallup School District.

Michael '04 Scholar
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Earned a bachelor's degree from Washington State University in mechanical engineering. Would like to be an engineer involved in the use of nuclear fusion as an energy source.

Blanca '04 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attends Columbia Basin College. Plans to transfer to Eastern Washington University to study child psychology.

Jessica '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy, ataxia, and learning disability
Earned associate's degree from Olympic College. Enrolled in an early childhood and family studies program at the University of Washington.