'98 Ambassadors


[Group Picture of '98 WA Scholars]

Washington Ambassadors

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1998. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Katrina, '98 Scholar
Traumatic brain injury
Earned an associate's degree in integrated studies from Cascadia Community College. Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in global studies with a minor in human rights at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Eddie, '98 Scholar
Graduated from Spokane Falls Community College in mechanical engineering.

Shavonne, '98 Scholar
Glaucoma
Earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans.

Matt, '98 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attended Spokane Falls Community College. Hopes to become a network security analyst.

Chris, '98 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and dysgraphia
Co-owner of Faded Karma Productions. Front desk supervisor at the Hotel Max and live sound engineer for Super Geek League (Sci-Fi Punk Circus).

Chanon, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Studied social work at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and plans to eventually finish her college degree. Received a black lab service dog named Jersey from Paws With a Cause.

Marissa, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned two associate's degrees and works full time at the Federal Aviation Administration as an office administrator.

Crystal, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Interested in attending a community college in the Portland area.

Reginald, '98 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder
Graduated with a bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State University.

Khrystal, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia
Full-time mother and wife.

Michael, '98 Scholar
Learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Alberta with majors in physics and mathematical sciences. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics and Christian theology, while working at the University of Alberta as associate vice president of Student Life.

Silas, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Interested in programing or designing video games.

Jessie, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia and attention deficit disorder
Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in informatics and a minor in dance. Interested in business intelligence and information management. Works at Amazon.com.

Todd, '98 Scholar
Attention deficit disorder
Musician. Loves video games.

Arnell, '98 Scholar
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and communication disorder
Worked in retail.

Nichole, '98 Scholar
Scoliosis and kyphosis with metatrophic dwarfism, dysplasia, and condrodystrophy
Graduated from the Evergreen State College with a bachelor's degree in communication. Works as a small business and national accounts coordinator for Verizon Wireless and acts in independent films. Married summer 2011.

Corey, '98 Scholar
Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, and panic disorder
Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University.

Abraham, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Plans to pursue a career in music.


[Group Picture of '98 National Scholars]

National Ambassadors

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1998. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Blair, '98 Scholar
Brain injury
Completed a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and a master's degree in industrial technology from the University of Idaho. Works for Goddard Flight Space Center in Maryland.

Emily, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. Currently works as a communications consultant in the non-profit sector.

Kimberlee, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Attends Mesa Community College. Interested in exercise, hip hop, salsa, pilates, and yoga.

Justin, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated with an associate's degree in wilderness recreation leadership at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY. Works part-time as an independent living specialist and arch barrier consultant for Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living.

Amy, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated from secretarial school. Attends business courses at Anoka Technical College. Manages her own business.

Maggie, '98 Scholar
Learning disability
Graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. Teaches high school math.

Brian, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Washington and a master's degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. Working as the information technology director for Glostone Trucking Solutions and as COO and CTO of Med-Safe Management.

Landon, '98 Scholar
Mobility impairment
Attended South Puget Sound Community College.

Jessica, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia
Attended Santa Fe Community College and the University of New Mexico. Studying dance in Spain.

Nick, '98 Scholar
Visual impairment
Earned bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

David, '98 Scholar
Congenital stationary night blindness and some motor deficiencies
Graduated from Grinnell College with a bachelor's degree in political science. Attends Portland State University's Public Administration and Policy Ph.D. program.

Jeffrey, '98 Scholar
Ataxia telangiectasia
Graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in biology and geology. Died in April 2006.

Buddy, '98 Scholar
Quadriplegia
Graduated from University of Phoenix with a bachelor's degree in business management.

Wesley, '98 Scholar
Blind
Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Works for Nebraska's Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as an Internet applications developer.

John Paul, '98 Scholar
Deaf
Earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Montana.

Jessie, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. Completed law school at the University of San Francisco. Works as a lawyer in the Bay Area.

Ivan, '98 Scholar
Cerebral palsy and learning disability
Earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland (magna cum laude) and a law degree from University of Maryland School of Law. Works as a lawyer.

Ronald "Hank", '98 Scholar
Blind
Hopes to attend computer or radio broadcasting college.

Dustin, '98 Scholar
Dyslexia
Earned a degree in physical education from Ball State University. Married and works as a high school physical education teacher and head volleyball coach; is also head coach of the Minnesota One Junior Olympic Volleyball Team.

Isaiah, '98 Scholar
Spinocerebellar degeneration
Attended Pacific University to pursue a degree in education.