DO-IT Scholar Profile

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DO-IT Scholar, Maria

Hi, my name is Maria and I'm a Phase II DO-IT Scholar. I live in Bellevue, WA where I am a junior at Interlake High School. My favorite subjects are physics and history. Last summer I went to an all-girls leadership school for three weeks. I got to kayak at night and saw a double sunset and an otter. I also learned more about the environment and saw people with different disabilities rafting and kayaking, which was really cool. This summer I am going to a six-week leadership program and will have to defer my second year of Summer Study until 2008. I will miss seeing everyone but plan to keep in touch through our email listserv and the DO-IT Pizza Parties.

In my spare time I like to read, listen to all kinds of music, and play sports (but not just watch them). I would love to race kayaks or race skulls in the future. I am interested in careers as a civil rights lawyer, a historian, an expedition guide, or a detective. DO-IT has given me a chance to know my disability and other people's disabilities better, which will help me become a stronger advocate for myself and for others.