'05 Ambassadors

[Group photo of '05 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.

Dulce, '05 Scholar
Hearing impairment, cerebral palsy
Attends Seattle Central Community College. Plans to become a counselor or a chef.

Shavonne, '05 Scholar
Spina bifida
Enrolled at Yakima Valley Community College to obtain a transferable associate's degree with a primary focus in criminal justice. Plans to volunteer with the Kittitas county guardian ad litem program and eventually pursue a career as a guardian ad litem.

Jennifer, '05 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Working on last year of an associate's degree at Yakima Valley Community College. Plans to transfer to Central Washington University to earn a communications degree. Would like to work as a public relations advocate for people with disabilities.

Kayla, '05 Scholar
Central core disease, muscular dystrophy
Attends the University of Washington, Bothell, studying psychology and disability studies. Works as a student assistant in the DO-IT office.

Daren, '05 Scholar
Graduated from Green River Community College. Works for Chase Bank as an assistant branch manager.

Bella, '05 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attending Shoreline Community College and majoring in child development. Currently taking a public speaking class. Volunteer at the college's preschool and a food bank on Fridays.

Zach, '05 Scholar
Earned an associate's degree in fire science from Portland Community College. Studying to be a paramedic.

Marlen, '05 Scholar
Learning disabilities
Living and working on an island in the San Juans.

Logan, '05 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Enjoys playing bass guitar, working out, and having a good time with friends.

Andrew, '05 Scholar
Tourette syndrome, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder
Graduated from University of Portland with degrees in Spanish and criminal justice. Spain Study Abroad Student and Norwegian Cultural Expedition International Scholar. President of the Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, member of the Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society, and events coordinator and performer with the Latin Dance Club. Teacher at James John Elementary School and lead intern with the Vancouver Fire Department's Office of the Fire Marshal.

Nate, '05 Scholar
Learning disability
Attends Bellevue College and studies physical fitness.

Jesse, '05 Scholar
Asperger's syndrome
Earned a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology from Seattle University.

Noah, '05 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from the University of Washington. Currently works at North Seattle Community College's Disability Services Office. Participant on the Washington State Governors Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, and works with other disability rights groups.

Sakina, '05 Scholar
Studies business marketing at Washington State University. Enjoys painting, photography, and fashion.

Kayla, '05 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Volunteers at Kent Commons.

Jessie, '05 Scholar
Morquio's syndrome
Attends Bellevue College and lives in an apartment with a roommate.

Daman, '05 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from Western Washington University (WWU) where he founded an organization called Students for Disability Awareness. Beginning WWU's accelerated MBA program. Works remotely for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on information technology accessibility and for PAVE, a nonprofit organization, on disability health care for youth. In January 2012, was appointed to the Washington State Governor's Committee of Disability Issues and Employment.

Cassie, '05 Scholar
Spina bifida
Attends Western Governor's University. Has an A+ certification and is now working towards getting a bachelor's degree in information technology security.