'99 Ambassadors

Group photo of 1999 DO-IT 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 developer for Microsoft.

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 ADD
Earned a degree in social welfare from Tacoma Community College; currently works in the college'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

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. Passed away March 2005.

Buffy, '99 Scholar

Graduated with a 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. Works in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union.

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, majoring in web design; plans to complete an associate's degree and transfer to a four-year college. Traveling to Taipei to learn Mandarin Chinese at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University.

Stuart, '99 Scholar

Larsen syndrome, double amputee, and two artificial legs
Graduated from the University of Washington with a major in European studies and a minor in political science. Currently works at NOAA Fisheries Science Center. Plans to join the Peace Corps.

Lacey, '99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy and language and processing disabilities
Attends Shoreline Community College. Writes about disability and advocacy issues at http://naynaynews.blogspot.com/. Interests include computers, special needs advocacy, horseback riding, swimming, art, and music.

Nate, '99 Scholar

Visual impairment
Graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in political science and philosophy. Has been working in volunteer and non-profit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Plans to begin Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa. Distance runner worked to qualify for the 2008 Paralympics.

Wolfgang, '99 Scholar

Learning disability
Attended Skagit Valley College.

Kelci, '99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attends Washington State University. Works for the Pasco and Kennewick School Districts as substitute teacher.

Tynesha, '99 Scholar

Spina bifida
Attends the Evergreen State College in Tacoma to complete a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and become a child life specialist. Works at the Langston-Hughes program for youth.

Ali, '99 Scholar

Osteogenesis imperfecta
Graduated with an associate's degree from Edmonds Community College. Transferring to either Seattle University or Washington State University to complete bachelor's degree in computer engineering.