'99 Ambassadors


[Group photo of '99 Scholars]

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1999. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Roy, '99 Scholar
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned a degree in computer science from Central Washington University. Works as a contractor at Microsoft testing software, user interface, and accessibility.

Crystal, '99 Scholar
Speech and learning disabilities
Earned a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation from Central Washington University.

Kathy, '99 Scholar
Spina bifida and attention deficit disorder
Working on an associate's degree in arts and sciences at Tacoma Community College (TCC) with plans to continue studies in social welfare. Works in TCC's enrollment services office.

Danielle, '99 Scholar
Mobility, speech, and hearing impairments
Earned a bachelor's degree from Central Washington University with a major in English and a minor in creative writing.

David, '99 Scholar
Attended Seattle Central Community College.

Oscar, '99 Scholar
Quadriplegia
Attended Yakima Community College.

J.W., '99 Scholar
Muscular dystrophy
Graduated from Big Bend Community College and was interested in a career in computer-aided design or video game programming when he passed away in March 2005.

Buffy, '99 Scholar
Deaf
Graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education from Western Oregon University. Pursuing a master's degree in deaf education at Western Oregon University with plans to work as a coach and teacher.

Pat, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Earned associate's degree in computing from Spokane Falls Community College. Worked in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union for five years. He and his wife Jessica have a daughter named Paisley.

Ryan, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Earned an associate's degree from Grays Harbor College.

Zachary, '99 Scholar
Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
Attended Seattle Central Community College. Travelling to Taipei to learn Mandarin Chinese at the Mandarin Training Center at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Stuart, '99 Scholar
Larsen syndrome, double amputee, with two artificial legs
Graduated from the University of Washington with a major in European studies and a minor in political science. Works at NOAA Fisheries Science Center as an information technology specialist.

Lacey, '99 Scholar
Cerebral palsy and language and processing disabilities
Attends Shoreline Community College. Would like to develop a club where people who have physical disabilities can gather, socialize, and participate in events. Has a personal blog about disability and advocacy issues at naynaynews.blogspot.com.

Nate, '99 Scholar
Visual impairment
Graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in political science and philosophy. Worked in volunteer and nonprofit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Planning to pursue Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wolfgang, '99 Scholar
Learning disability
Attended Skagit Valley College and the University of Washington.

Kelci, '99 Scholar
Cerebral palsy
Works as a substitute teacher.

Tynesha, '99 Scholar
Spina bifida
Attended Seattle Central Community College. Earned a degree in social sciences and became a child life specialist. Worked at the Langston-Hughes program for youth.

Ali, '99 Scholar
Osteogenesis imperfecta
Graduated with an associate's degree from Edmonds Community College. Will attend Washington State University to work towards a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering.