'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 '04 Scholar
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and a learning disability
Graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor's degree in music and vocal performance. Working toward his master's degree in music in vocal performance at the University of Nebraska. Signs opera and would like to perform professionally, educate others in music, and travel the world.

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
Graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in speech communications and minor in leadership studies. Currently works for People to People Ambassadors Program doing outbound sales and teaches music part time.

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. Majoring in political science at Los Angeles Pierce College.

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
Employed as a paraeducator working with young adults with autism. Uses art to express her experiences as a person with a disability.

Daniel '04 Scholar
Dyslexia, diabetic, and adrenal failure
Graduated from Western Washington University and pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

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

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 and Disability Rights Washington. Competed in the Special Olympics.

Alex '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned his associate's degree from Cascadia Community College. Beginning studies at the University of Washington, Bothell to study in the society, ethics, and human behavior program. Coordinates volunteers for a running club.

Makenna '04 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Assistant volunteer coordinator for the Arc of Whatcom County. Volunteers at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, Parent to Parent of Whatcom County, Max Higbee Center, and Down syndrome Outreach of Whatcom County.

Katie '04 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder and dyslexia
Earned a degree in English from Western Washington University. Worked with the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry in Philadelphia.

Ashley '04 Scholar
Asperger's syndrome
Volunteers at two nonprofit organizations and bowls for the Special Olympics in South Florida. She recently used her sign language skills to help a special needs theater group that recently put on a production of Who-Mania, based on Dr. Seuss characters.

Vishal '04 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attended 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. Tutored college students in Spanish. Enjoys art and reading.

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.