'98 National Ambassadors

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The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT in 1998. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger Scholars and Ambassadors.

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Maggie, '98 Scholar

Hi. My name is Maggie. I attend the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), where I am studying chemical engineering. I have a learning disability. I have had two summer internships at NASA and two internships at FIT. Last summer I completed an internship at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Center. Working on the computer has helped me in school and in everyday activities. DO-IT let me see what college is like and what is expected of me.

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Blair, '98 Scholar

My name is Blair and I'm from Rigby, Idaho. I attend the University of Idaho and plan on earning a degree in physics. I am on a two-year mission for my church.

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Emily, '98 Scholar

My name is Emily and I attend Valencia Community College in Florida. My disability is Cerebral Palsy; I get around in my power wheelchair. I use Power Secretary™ and a laptop computer at school. My hobbies include reading mythology and science fiction, surfing the Net, and e-mailing friends.

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Kimberlee, '98 Scholar

My name is Kimberlee, and I live in Gilbert, Arizona. In the future I would like to attend college. Currently, I am working three part-time jobs. My interests include biology, education, science, math, animals, and lab work. I also like traveling. I have mild Cerebral Palsy and I KNOW THAT WON'T STOP ME FROM DOING ANYTHING THAT IS HARD FOR ME.

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Amy, '98 Scholar

My name is Amy. I live in Mountview, Montana in my own apartment. I finished secretarial school through Courage Center in Golden Valley and I'm currently looking for a job. My disability is Cerebral Palsy. I enjoy basketball, swimming, and going to movies. I'm also writing a novel in my spare time.

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Brian, '98 Scholar

My name is Brian. My disability is Cerebral Palsy. I am from San Diego, California, and now attend the University of Washington. I want to major in computer science and minor in business. I have participated in many sports. For example, when I was young, I played little league, karate, and track and field. My favorite sport is baseball. Now I help out with the University of Washington football team. I also have my own Web site. My motto is "Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something."

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Landon, '98 Scholar

My name is Landon. I live in Washington state. I attend South Puget Sound Community College and am majoring in accounting to hopefully become a CPA. I have been keeping track of my own stocks. I like computers, coin collecting, cards, and Nintendo. I have Methylmalonic Acidemia, which caused a stroke that makes me not able to walk. I was an Intern in Summer Study '00.

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Jessica, '98 Scholar

Hi. My name is Jessica. I attend Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico. My disability is Dyslexia. I enjoy art. I like to play on the computer and spend time with my family and friends.

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Nick, '98 Scholar

My name is Nick. I have a vision impairment. I attended the Indiana School for the Blind and the University of Notre Dame. I double majored in economics and computer applications.

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David, '98 Scholar

My name is David. I am from Portland, Oregon, and I attend Grinnell College in Iowa. I have one younger sister and one wonderful dog. I am an active member of the Grinnell College Young Democrats and the Grinnell Unitarians. I have congenital stationary night blindness as well as some motor deficiencies. I have interests in political science, economics, and history. I am also interested in accessibility! I have an accessibility guide on my Web site. My __hobbies include watching sports and surfing on the Internet. I use a laptop at school to type all my work because I have poor handwriting. I couldn't survive without it. I was an Intern in Summer Study '00. DO-IT has remained a strong force in my life, and I really appreciate its influence.

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Jeffrey, '98 Scholar

My name is Jeffrey. I live in Massachusetts. I have Ataxia Telangiectasia, a rare neurological condition in which the motor movement center of the brain deteriorates. I graduated from Middlesex Community College and now attend Northeastern University in Boston with a dual major in biology and geology. I enjoy all sports. I played seven seasons of soccer while I was still mobile. This summer I have a job with DCMA. DO-IT and the Internet give me access to resources that help me at school.

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Buddy, '98 Scholar

My name is David (Buddy), and I attend the University of Alaska. I have strong interests in computers and science. My disability is quadriplegia. I like baseball and hanging out with my friends, and I think "TV rocks."

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Wesley, '98 Scholar

My name is Wes. I am a computer science major at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. I would like to pursue a career in customer service, technical support, or computer programming. In my spare time, I enjoy surfing the Internet, hanging out with friends, listening to music, and reading.

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John Paul, '98 Scholar

My name is John Paul. I attend the University of Montana, majoring in biology. I like outdoor sports like skiing, hiking, biking, and mountain climbing. I'm deaf. I lost my hearing when I was 11 from a sickness. I want to be a dentist after college.

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Jessie, '98 Scholar

Hi there, my name is Jessie. I attend Arizona State University (ASU), majoring in political science. I am interested in international relations and the impact of globalization on society. I hope to pursue these interests at a more advanced level in law school. My disability is Cerebral Palsy and I use a wheelchair to get around. In my free time, I enjoy going to dinner and movies with friends. I also work on a project through ASU which helps high school and college students achieve greater independence and self-determination through participant-action research. This work allows me to help students with disabilities reach their full potential, in much the same way as DO-IT did for me.

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Ivan, '98 Scholar

My name is Ivan. I live in Timonium, Maryland. I am a senior as part of the Nitze Scholars Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland. My disabilities are Cerebral Palsy and a learning disability. I have interests in biology, chemistry, and physics. In my spare time, I enjoy watching baseball and listening to music.

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Ronald "Hank", '98 Scholar

My name is Hank. I'm from Spokane, Washington, and I graduated from Shadle Park High School. My disability is blindness. I would like to attend computer or radio broadcasting college. I enjoy listening to old-time radio shows. I set up my own Internet radio station.

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Dustin, '98 Scholar

My name is Dustin. I have Dyslexia. I am a senior at Ball State University (GO CARDS!) in Muncie, Indiana. I am majoring in Physical Education K-12, with an emphasis in elementary education. I enjoy running, playing volleyball, and most sports.

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Isaiah, '98 Scholar

My name is Isaiah. I live in Oregon. I am a senior at Pacific University, majoring in teaching. My disability is Spinocerebellar Degeneration. My hobbies include traveling, writing, and reading. I was an Intern in Summer Study '00.