1999 Scholars

Group photo of 1999 DO-IT Scholars


Roy, ’99 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central Washington University. Worked several contracts for Microsoft testing software, including user interface accessibility. Now works for Maker’s Tool Works, a 3D printer company, providing documentation and customer support. Pursues personal robot projects including a self-driving wheelchair and lives in Renton, WA.


Crystal, ’99 Scholar

Speech and learning disabilities. Owns a daycare business and an inflatable playhouse rental business for parties. Is also a fire commissioner. Mother to two boys.


Kathy, ‘99 Scholar

Spina bifida and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Pursuing an associate’s degree in arts and sciences at Tacoma Community College (TCC), with plans to continue studies in social welfare. Works in TCC’s enrollment services office, taking over many responsibilities from her retired supervisor.


David, ’99 Scholar

Attended Seattle Central College.

Oscar, ’99 Scholar

Quadriplegia. 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 when he passed away in March 2005.

Buffy, ’99 Scholar

Deaf. Earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and master’s degree in deaf education at Western Oregon University. Works as a coach and teacher at the Washington State School for the Deaf.


Pat, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability. Earned an associate’s degree in computing from Spokane Falls Community College and is enrolled at Western Governors University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology network design and management. Works as a lead in the IT department of Numerica Credit Union. Married and has children.

Ryan, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability. Earned an associate’s degree from Grays Harbor College.

Zachary, ’99 Scholar

Freeman-Sheldon syndrome. Attended Seattle Central College. Learned Mandarin at the Mandarin Training Center at the National Taiwan Normal University.


Stuart, ’99 Scholar

Larsen syndrome, double amputee with two artificial legs. Earned a bachelor’s degree in European studies with a minor in political science from the University of Washington. Works at the National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Administration Fisheries Science Center as an information technology specialist.

Lacey, ‘99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, language and processing disabilities. Attends Shoreline Community College. Interested in one day helping/working with people who have physical disabilities where they gather, socialize, and participate in events. Blogs about disability and advocacy issues at naynaynews.blogspot.com and/or on her Facebook page.

Nate, ’99 Scholar

Visual impairment. Earned a degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Portland. Worked in nonprofit environments, including a homeless shelter in Uganda. Plans to pursue Peace Corps service in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wolfgang, ’99 Scholar

Learning disability. Attended Skagit Valley College and the University of Washington.


Kelci, ’99 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Works as a substitute teacher.


Tynesha, ’99 Scholar

Spina bifida. Earned a degree in social sciences from Seattle Central College. Currently finishing up her last quarter at the Seattle Vocational Institute in the Medical Administrative Assistant certification program. Starts the summer quarter in the Medical Assistant program. Recently got a job with Full Life Home Care Agency.


Ali, ’99 Scholar

Osteogenesis imperfect. Earned an associate’s degree from Edmonds Community College; pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering at Washington State University.