2005 Scholars

2005 Scholars


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
Attends the College of Southern Nevada part.time, working towards an associate degree. Currently an administrative aid for delivery services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jenny, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate degree from Yakima Valley Community College. Is involved with Yakima Valley Community Seeds to respond to unmet needs of local adults with disabilities.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Central core disease, muscular dystrophy
Earned a bachelor of arts in community psychology from the University of Washington Bothell and a master’s of social work from the University of Washington. Works as a program coordinator for the DO-IT Center.

Daren, ‘05 Scholar

Graduated from Green River Community College. Works for Bank of America.

Bella, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from Shoreline Community College with an associate of arts in performing arts and a certificate in theatre. Works at a preschool in North Seattle. Sings in church choir. Participates in Special Olympics and qualified for state in 2018!

Zach, ‘05 Scholar

Earned an associate degree in fire science and completed classroom training to become a paramedic. Earned a national certification of firefighter paramedic and now works as a critical care paramedic in Dallas, Texas.

Marlen, ‘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 gaming online, working out, and having a good time with friends.

Andrew, ‘05 Scholar

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Graduated from college with degrees in criminal justice and Spanish. Lives in downtown Seattle. Works as a Rick Steves tour manager in Europe and as a Tours Northwest guide in Seattle.

Nate, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned a personal trainer certificate from Bellevue College. Working on personal trainer certification exam.

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 script.

Noah, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from the University of Washington. Works at the Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds working on individual and systemic advocacy. Plays wheelchair basketball for the Tacoma Titans. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2010.

Sakina, ‘05 Scholar

Learning disabilities
Graduated from Eastern Washington University. Is a software developer in San Francisco.

Kayla, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Currently an employee at the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Jessie, ‘05 Scholar

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

Daman, ‘05 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor of arts in management information systems from Western Washington University. Is the CEO and founder of Access Travel LLC, which runs AbiliTrek.com, an accessibility review service and offers accessibility consulting. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2008 and is a DO-IT advisory board member.

Cassie, ‘05 Scholar

Spina bifida
Attends Interface College to become a medical assistant.