1993 Scholars

1993 Scholars


Rachel, ’93 Scholar

Stroke resulting in right side weakness
Earned a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in applied psychology from Eastern Washington University. Earned a master’s of social work degree through an online program at the University of Southern California. Works as a crisis mental health therapist. Married and a mother.

Mark, ’93 Scholar

Attended Big Bend Community College and Eastern Washington University. Was developing plans for an internet-based business when he died peacefully in his sleep in 2001.

Katie, ‘93 Scholar

Hearing impairment
Earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. Works at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, as an inpatient physical therapist. Received second bilateral cochlear implant. Mother of two.

Nhi, ’93 Scholar

Multiple sclerosis, visual impairment
Works for Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind.

Ryan, ‘93 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Seattle University. Founded Fleming’s Holiday Lighting, a holiday lighting company. Married with two kids and owns a home in West Seattle.

Lloyd, ‘93 Scholar

Hearing Impairment
Earned an associate’s degree in electronics technology from Crowder College Electronics Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. Working on bachelor’s degree, double majoring in computers and forensics at Missouri Southern State University. Currently works as a supervisor at a call center.

Randy, ’93 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and a master’s degree in technology management from City University of Seattle. Works as a senior systems analyst at Transaction Network Services. Married with children.

Nadira, ’93 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Graduated with an associate’s degree in computer information and technology. Works as a court interpreter for the Punjabi language.

Rodney, ’93 Scholar

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenital
Studying to be a Python and Django developer. Works as a writer for the community newspaper. Engaged in computer projects.

Eric, ’93 Scholar

Visual impairment
Completed a bachelor’s degree in computer applications at Mt. Hood Community College, a marketing degree from Portland State University School of Business, and a career pathways certificate in computer information systems at Portland Community College. This year, returned to the Department of Human Services as a lead intern with duties including training other interns on using Google Forms, Word, and Outlook.

Anna, ‘93 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology at the University of Washington. Was an artist, Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant, and black belt in Aikido when she died from cancer in June 2004. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award the same year.

Hollis, ’93 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Starting own business selling assistive equipment for wheelchairs.

Matt, ’93 Scholar

Earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and computer science as well as a bachelor of arts in international political economy from the University of Puget Sound. Is a software engineer for a startup in Denmark. Married and has three children. Moved to Minnesota.

Mitchell, ’93 Scholar

Spina bifida, Homer’s syndrome, thalamic pain syndrome
Earned an associate degree from Wenatchee Valley College and has worked as a professional recording artist.