'96 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '96 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1996. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

David, '96 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and dysgraphia
Graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree. Majored in microbiology and minored in computer science and chemistry. Works as a research associate in the pharmaceutical industry.

Cheri, '96 Scholar
Paraplegia
Earned a bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona. Graduated with a medical degree from Stanford University. Internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Competitor in many wheelchair racing events, including the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Maintains a website at www.cheriblauwet.com/.

Daniel, '96 Scholar
Brain tumor
Earned a degree in computer science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

David, '96 Scholar
Albinism and low vision
Attended Eastern Oregon State College.

Chris, '96 Scholar
Hearing impairment
Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in graphic communications and emphasis in multimedia from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Currently working as a web administrator for Daktronics.

Lucas, '96 Scholar
Hearing impairment
Studied public policy and administration at Western Oregon University. Works for the Oregon Department of Justice and Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Maria, '96 Scholar
Deaf
Earned a bachelor's degree in social work from the Rochester Institute for Technology. Works as a residential counselor at California School for the Deaf in Fremont, California. Will enter California State University East Bay this fall to finish master's degree in social work. Has a daughter.

Mike, '96 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder
Attended Pacific Lutheran University.

Rebecca, '96 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attended San Diego State University, studied political science and interior design with an interest in designing accessible homes. Mentor for the Center for Emerging Leadership.

Katrina, '96 Scholar
Diabetes
Earned a bachelor's degree in English and art from Augustana College and a master's degree in teaching from City University. Returned to Washington State to pursue a career as a middle school teacher.

Jodi, '96 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and completed first postdoctoral fellowship in exercise physiology. Completed second postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego in phospholipase C-mediated signal transduction. Continuing research of Ras-mediated signal transduction in cancer cells as an assistant professor of biology at Morningside College in Iowa.

Anh, '96 Scholar
Larsen syndrome
Earned a bachelor's degree in economic finances and information technology management and a master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Travis, '96 Scholar
Blind
Graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Specializes in software and web accessibility consulting.

James, '96 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attended Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dana, '96 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder
Earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Massachusetts. Works as a graphic designer.

Joshua, '96 Scholar
Muscular dystrophy
Earned an associate's degree in horticulture science from Hawkeye Community College. Owns a nursery and garden shop, specializing in water gardens and hostas and does landscape design and freelance web design. Has written several articles for the Hosta Journal, published by the American Hosta Society (AHS). Serves as web editor on the Board of Directors for AHS.