2005 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2005 Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 2005. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Dulce, ‘05 Scholar

Hearing impairment, cerebral palsy
Attends Seattle Central Community College and plans to become a counselor or a chef.

Shavonne, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida
Pursuing an associate’s degree at Yakima Valley Community College and plans to transfer to Central Washington University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in law and justice with a minor in physiology. Wants to work in the juvenile court system. Married.

Jenny, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate’s degree from Yakima Valley Community College. Plans to transfer to Central Washington University to work towards a communications degree. Would like to work as a public relations advocate for people with disabilities.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Central core disease, muscular dystrophy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in community psychology from the University of Washington (UW) Bothell. Working towards a master’s degree in social work at the UW. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2011. Works at the DO-IT Center.

Daren, ‘05 Scholar

Graduated from Green River Community College. Works for Chase Bank as a branch manager.

Bella, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Pursuing a certificate in theater and art at Shoreline Community College. Considering pursuit of an associate’s degree. Volunteers at the Hunger Intervention Program food bank and with Summer Meals, helping serve healthy lunches to less fortunate kids. Volunteered at a kid’s theater camp in summer 2014.

Zach, ‘05 Scholar

Earned an associate’s degree in fire science. Completed classroom training to become a paramedic. Planning to take the national certification to become a firefighter paramedic.

Marlen, ‘05 Scholar

Marlen Islas, ‘05 Scholar
Learning disabilities
Works in billing for a house-cleaning service on an island in the San Juans. May pursue a dental program.

Logan, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Enjoys playing bass guitar, working out, and having a good time with friends.

Andrew, ‘05 Scholar

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder
Earned degrees in criminal justice and Spanish from the University of Portland. Traveled to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Currently teaching at a local college in Seattle. Looks forward to an international internship in education or criminal justice.

Nate, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disability
Pursuing a certificate in personal training at Bellevue College, and hopes to get a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Works part-time.

Jesse, ‘05 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology and a certificate of crime analysis from Seattle University. Working on a second novel.

Noah, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from the UW. Works at the North Seattle Community College Disability Services Office. Member of the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, and worked for the Committee to make the “Accessible Communities” website. Plays wheelchair basketball for the Tacoma Titans. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2010.

Sakina, ‘05 Scholar

Graduated from Eastern Washington University.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Volunteers at Kent Commons.

Jessie, ‘05 Scholar

Morquio’s syndrome
Attended Bellevue College and lives in an apartment with a roommate.

Daman, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned master’s degrees in business administration and information science from Western Washington University. Works as a user interface analyst at SSB Bart Group in McLean, VA. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2008.

Cassie, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida
Currently attending Interface College to become a medical assistant.