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.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Died in spring 2010, after earning a bachelor's degree in information technology from Central Washington University.
Traumatic brain injury
Graduated from Columbia High School.
Attends the University of Arizona in Tucson, studying business, economics, and accounting. Swam for the U.S. at the Paralympics in China.
Short-term memory loss
Graduated from Stanwood High School. Has worked at a food bank and an animal shelter.
Graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in special education from Central Washington University.
Attended Spokane Community College.
Attends Centralia Community College, majoring in early childhood education. Would like to study psychology.
Attends Walla Walla Community College, studying computer technology.
Passed away in May 2008, after a sixteen-month battle with cancer. Received an honorary degree from Landmark College.
Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities
Working in real estate land development.
Attends Clark College, studying broadcasting. Interested in novel writing and becoming a DJ.
Earned degrees in English, Spanish, and political science from the University of Portland. Attends law school at Willamette University. Coordinated three DO-IT Summer Study Phase II workshops as AccessSTEM Intern for NOAA.
Senior at the University of Washington, majoring in social science with a focus on environmental studies. Works as a photographer part time.
Graduated summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. Participated in the American Association of People with Disabilities Congressional Internship in Washington, DC and the Heritage Foundation's Young Leaders internship. Involved in charity fund-raising and youth outreach.
Bilateral radial club hand
Attended Washington State University and majored in hospitality business management.
Earned bachelor's degree in computer science from Goshen College. Taught basic computer skills to adults who are homeless in San Francisco for a year. Interned at NASA (Kennedy Space Center), Microsoft, and IBM.
Health and vision impairment
Attends the University of Washington. Spent time in Ethiopia working in local hospitals as an independent study.
Earned an associate's degree in accounting from Big Bend Community College. Works as an office administrator for Blue Sky Management.
Attends Yakima Valley Community College. Plans to transfer to Central Washington University and earn a degree in special education with a minor in deaf education.
Attention deficit disorder
Attends Bellingham Technical College, with the goal of becoming a machinist.