1996 Scholars

Group photo of 1996 DO-IT Scholars


David, ’96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with minors in computer science and chemistry from Eastern Washington University. Works as a study supervisor in the pharmaceutical industry.


Cheri, ’96 Scholar

Paraplegia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona and a medical degree from Stanford University. Internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2004. Competitor in wheelchair racing events, including the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Daniel, ’96 Scholar

Brain tumor. Earned a degree in computer science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

David, ’96 Scholar

Albinism and low vision. Attended Eastern Oregon State College.

Chris, ’96 Scholar

Hearing impairment. Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in graphic communications and emphasis in multimedia from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Works as a web administrator for Daktronics.

Lucas, ’96 Scholar

Hearing impairment. Studied public policy and administration at Western Oregon University. Works for the Oregon Department of Justice and Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Maria, ’96 Scholar

Deaf. Earned a bachelor of social work degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of social work degree from California State University, East Bay. Has a daughter and a service dog. Lives by the words “Life is short, live bold! Be heard, be you, dream big, take risks, don’t wait.”

Mike, ’96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder. Attended Pacific Lutheran University.

Rebecca, ’96 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Attended San Diego State University and studied political science and interior design with an interest in designing accessible homes. Mentored for the Center for Emerging Leadership.

Katrina, ’96 Scholar

Diabetes. Earned a bachelor’s degree in English and art from Augustana College, and a master’s degree in teaching from City University. Pursuing a career as a middle school teacher.

Jodi, ’96 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Earned a doctoral degree in genetics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in exercise physiology at Iowa State University with a research emphasis in ras-mediated signal transduction in cancer cells. Works as an assistant professor of biology at the University of Maryland University College.


Anh, ’96 Scholar

Larsen syndrome. Earned a bachelor’s degree in economic finances and information technology management and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Travis, ’96 Scholar

Blind. Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Specializes in software and web accessibility consulting.

James, ’96 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Attended Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA. 


Dana, ’96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder. Earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Massachusetts. Works as a graphic designer.

Josh, ’96 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy. Earned an associate’s degree in horticulture science from Hawkeye Community College. Works in landscape design and freelance web design. Owns a nursery and garden shop, specializing in water gardens and hostas. Web editor on the Board of Directors for the American Hosta Society.