Phase III Scholars


[Group photo of '10 Scholars]

Phase III Scholars are completing high school or transitioning to college. Throughout the year, they communicate with other Scholars, Ambassadors, and Mentors and participate in DO-IT activities. Some become Interns at DO-IT Summer Study and participate in other work experiences. Once Scholars complete Phase II Summer Study and graduate from high school they became DO-IT Ambassadors. 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.

[Picture of Shawn]Shawn, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Shawn, and I am blind. This fall, I will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to study mechanical engineering. I like wrestling, driving all-terrain vehicles and cars, playing sports, and doing other outdoor activities.

[Picture of Rosa'Lea]Rosa'Lea, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Rosa'Lea. I am attending college. My favorite classes are biology and art. I love art because it allows me to work with my hands. I would like to be an animator at Disney. I have a learning disability. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Ryan]Ryan, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Ryan. I attend Everett Community College where I am expanding my welding skills. I enjoy exploring my creativity with hands-on activities and challenging myself with math and architecture problem solving. I also enjoy designing and creating ceramic art. I have sickle cell disease.

[Picture of Damon]Damon, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Damon. This fall I will be a freshman at the University of Washington. I plan to major in American Indian studies and anthropology. My long-term goal is to become either a college professor or a K-12 teacher. I enjoy music and camping.

[Picture of Marlise]Marlise, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Marlise. I have Friedrich's ataxia, a genetic neuromuscular disorder. Currently, I am a sophomore at Western Washington University (WWU), and I plan to declare a major in creative writing. I try to stay active in theatre, and I was in several plays at WWU last year. To incorporate theatre or film in my life, I would like to have a career as a playwright or screenwriter. My dream job would be writing for Saturday Night Live. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Garrett]Garrett, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Garrett. I hope to study business and economics at the University of Washington. I like studying Spanish, world issues, and problem solving. I enjoy music, video games, movies, and hanging out with friends. Bi-skiing and playing power wheelchair soccer are also some things I like to do. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Angela]Angela, '10 Scholar
Hi! My name is Angela, and I have muscular dystrophy. I will attend Gonzanga University and hope to major in pediatric medicine. I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking new recipes, and watching movies. I completed an internship at the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Maximo]Maximo, '10 Scholar
My name is Maximo. I attend Flagler College where I am pursuing a degree in business. I enjoy art, writing, and music. I play the drums, and I compete in tennis, wrestling, and golf. I have dyslexia, so it is hard for me to read and spell. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Benjy]Benjy, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Benjy. I will be a sophomore at Washington State University, where I plan to study hospitality business management. I received the Cory Lux Scholarship. My goal is to become a manager of a hotel or resort. I love to listen to music and watch sports. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Eric]Eric, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Eric. I will be a sophomore at the University of Washington, and I enjoy studying math and science. I hope to continue on to earn a master's degree in engineering. I enjoy playing golf. I have Crohn's disease.

[Picture of Nicco]Nicco, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Nicco; I graduated from Chief Sealth High School and now attend Washington State University. I plan on majoring in computational physics with a focus on military autonomous robotics with a minor in European history. This summer I interned at National University of Singapore in a computational biology lab. I am involved in many activities, including training dogs for service work, which includes protection, felony, drug, and explosives searches. I'm also an instructor at an outdoor education and survival organization, where I specialize in trapping, traditional technologies, knife use, and survival, as well animal and search and rescue tracking. I am a grey wolf restoration activist, with experience tracking wolves in the wild.

[Picture of Tatsuro]Tatsuro, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Tatsuro. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I will attend Seattle Pacific University in the fall to study computer science. I enjoy studying and reading about the creation and evolution debate. I also enjoy art and English classes. I would like to continue learning about these subjects in college and hope to become an artist and a writer. I love animals and have a snake, bearded dragon, and two cats. I am a Christian and my faith is the driving force of my life. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Niki]Niki, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Niki. I attend the University of Washington, and I am studying psychology. I enjoy many types of music and go to concerts with my friends. I have amyoplasia arthrogryposis. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Cristina]Cristina, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Cristina. I've had a skin condition for the past seven years, but I don't let it become an obstacle in my life. I love traveling and doing community work for minority populations. This summer, I attended a language school in Guatemala and did community work with the indigenous populations in rural areas. Last year I traveled abroad as an International Rotary Exchange Student in the Netherlands, and I'm happy to be back in America involved in DO-IT again! I study at Western Washington University. I plan to continue my studies in law school and practice international human rights law.

[Picture of Krysta]Krysta, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Krysta. This fall, I will attend Central Washington University. Science and math are my favorite subjects, and I am interested in studying biochemistry and biotechnology. I am bilingual in English and American Sign Language. Tennis is my favorite sport; I love to challenge myself to learn and do activities. I enjoy supporting people and helping them follow their dreams. I am deaf, but I use hearing aides and read lips. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.

[Picture of Jenica]Jenica, '10 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jenica. I attend Seattle Pacific University, and I hope to become a researcher. I have a visual impairment, and I love meeting new people!