My name is Sheryl Burgstahler, and I am the founder and director of the DO-IT Center and Accessible Technology Services at the University of Washington (UW). I am also an affiliate professor in the College of Education. I have a master's degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in higher education. DO-IT allows me to apply my personal, academic, and professional interests and experiences. I have a husband, Dave, and a son, Travis, who are both dedicated DO-IT volunteers and UW Huskies. Dave is a professor of accounting and Travis is a student majoring in accounting and information management systems. The '93 Scholars remember Travis when he was three years old hanging around DO-IT Summer Study.
My name is Brianna Blaser, and I am a counselor/coordinator at the DO-IT Center. Originally from the East Coast, I moved to Seattle to attend graduate school at the University of Washington, where I earned my Ph.D. studying women in science. I like to spend my free time practicing yoga, riding my bike, and watching reality television.
My name is Penny Hinke. I am a counselor/coordinator for DO-IT. My primary role at DO-IT is as an acadmic coach. As a coach, I work one-on-one with college students who have disabilities to help them develop strategies that will enable them to achieve their academic goals. I recently moved to Seattle from Manchester, England, where I lived for sixteen years. I earned a master's degree in French from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (the other UW!). I enjoy running, writing, practicing yoga, and playing the piano.
My name is Debra Zawada. I have worked as program coordinator at DO-IT since 2004. I completed my undergraduate work in special education in Buffalo, NY and my graduate work at the University of Washington. My background is as a high school teacher and transition counselor with students with disabilities.