'06 Ambassadors

[Group photo of '06 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.

Brandon | Brittany | Ryan | Alex | Jenny | Maria | Daniel | Oscar | Jennifer | Jesus | Joey | KJ | Tony | Taylor | Amrit | Gabe | Zachary | Sam | Kaitlin | Nicole

[Picture of Brandon]Brandon, '06 Scholar
Hi. I'm Brandon. I will be starting my fourth year at Rochester Institute of Technology where I plan on earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. I enjoy math, science, and computer-aided design, which uses architectural and engineering design software. I am hard of hearing and have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which makes it hard to concentrate. I also have dysgraphia, which makes it difficult for me to write. I do very well on a computer. I like to play video games, design things on the computer, and hang out with friends.

[Picture of Brittany]Brittany, '06 Scholar
Hi. I'm Brittany. I will be a fourth year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology where I am majoring in clinical psychology. I enjoy the study of criminology (which is my minor), researching topics of interest to me, and analyzing different types of art forms (such as film or books). I am hard of hearing and also have mild cerebral palsy (CP). I have a neurological disorder called mitochondrial disease, which, coupled with CP, can be very draining and tiring. I enjoy reading, playing video games, browsing the Internet, and spending time with animals and friends.

[Picture of Ryan]Ryan, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Ryan. I have a mobility impairment and get around in a power wheelchair. I am continuing my career as a DJ.

[Picture of Alex]Alex, '06 Scholar
Hi! I'm Alex, and I am studying library sciences at Highline Community College. I plan to attend Central Washington University in the fall. I have Turner syndrome and a nonverbal learning disorder. I like listening to music and playing on my computer in my spare time. I love working at the library and going to school. DO-IT has been a great help to me.

[Picture of Jenny]Jenny, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jenny. I plan to be a physical therapist or work with children.

[Picture of Maria]Maria, '06 Scholar
Hey everybody! It's me, Maria. I am a senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham. I love Western! I started a new club on campus called Student Coalition for Immigration Rights (SCIR). SCIR is dedicated to bringing awareness to the community about the struggles of U.S. immigrants. I will continue my work with people and advocate for their rights through my double major: law, diversity, and justice concentration and Spanish. I plan to go to law school to be an immigration lawyer.

[Picture of Daniel]Daniel, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Daniel. I will be a senior at the University of Washington where I study political science. I have only one finger on each hand, but this does not stop me from doing anything. I enjoy playing the trombone, soccer, and basketball; making movies; and hanging out with my friends. DO-IT has been a good experience for me, and I think I will continue to learn a lot from it.

[Picture of Oscar]Oscar, '06 Scholar
Hello. My name is Oscar. I attend George Fox University in Oregon where I study political science and music.

[Picture of Jennifer]Jennifer, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jennifer. My disability is cerebral palsy. I returned to Green River Community College after an extended break. I plan to pursue an associate's degree in social work. I enjoy doing volunteer work for the SPARK program at the Children's Home Society as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

[Picture of Jesus]Jesus, '06 Scholar
My name is Jesus. I'm attending Renton Technical College studying computer and network technologies. I plan to get an associate's degree and transfer to a university. Music is my greatest passion.

[Picture of Joey]Joey, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Joey. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy and use a wheelchair to get around. I have a service dog named Brigs who goes most places with me. I attend Cascadia Community College. I like reading and playing video games. Someday I would like to start a program similar to DO-IT to work with students with disabilities.

[Picture of KJ]K.J., '06 Scholar
Hi. I'm K.J. from Mt. Vernon, WA. I have a learning disability. I am a student at Skagit Valley College. I hope to become a meteorologist. I have been interested in weather my whole life. I once saw a funnel cloud almost touch down when I lived on Camano Island, which was pretty cool. I enjoy drawing maps, reading, comics, and traveling.

[Picture of Tony]Tony, '06 Scholar
Hi. I'm Tony. I will be a senior at the University of Idaho in the fall. I have dyslexia. I love sports, especially skiing. I have been involved in track and cross-country running. One of my favorite things to do is just hang out, but, unfortunately, I rarely have the time.

[Picture of Taylor]Taylor, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Taylor, and I will be a senior at the University of Idaho. I have Asperger's syndrome, which makes it difficult for me to interact with people. I enjoy geography and math.

[Picture of Amrit]Amrit, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Amrit. I have attention deficit disorder (ADD). I will be a senior at Haverford College (outside of Philadelphia) in the fall and am pursuing a sociology major with a double minor in Chinese and anthropology. I was an intern at the Department of Defense, and I was a research assistant for my advisor. I am the president of Sons of Africa. I am also the skip doo wop of the Haverford College Humtones. I throw shotput and discus for our track team. DO-IT offers me connections that will help me in my future.

[Picture of Gabe]Gabe, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Gabe. I will be a junior at Cascadia Community College. I am getting involved in public speaking and have been featured in many news and television shows. I enjoy music, English, and history. I am missing the radius and ulna in both arms and the fibia and femur are fused together in both my legs, so I cannot straighten them. I am also 45% deaf. DO-IT has helped me advocate for myself and improve my communication skills with professors and people in general.

[Picture of Zachary]Zachary, '06 Scholar
Hi. I'm Zachary. I attend Bellevue College, where I study teaching. Hopefully one day I will be a teacher. I enjoy history and mathematics. I also like to read and play video games. I have cerebral palsy-like symptoms. Sometimes my body does not respond the way I want it to and my motor skills do not always work as well as I would like.

[Picture of Samuel]Sam, '06 Scholar
Hi. I'm Sam. I graduated from Shoreline Community College. Horseback riding has been my hobby for many years. I am an active Eagle Scout with several palms. I am in the Sea Scout program in the Mount Baker Council, and I volunteer at the Seattle Marathon every year. I also love to travel. DO-IT has given me a support system for help when I need it.

[Picture of Kaitlin]Kaitlin, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Kaitlin, but everyone calls me Katie. I attend Washington State University and am studying accounting; math is my strong suit. I am focusing on my education, with my parents happily paying for my bachelor's degree. I like anime and playing video games.

[Picture of Nicole]Nicole, '06 Scholar
Hi. My name is Nicole. I lost my sight when I was four, and I am also partially hearing impaired. Last summer, I was a research intern on the mobile accessibility team at the University of Washington's computer science department. This summer, I am interning at Yahoo! In the fall, I will return to Stanford University as a senior. My major is computer science with a focus on human and computer interaction. I have a guide dog named Lexia; she is a female black lab. My favorite activities include listening to music, programming computers, playing computer games, and riding horses.