2011 Scholars

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Cecily, ‘11 Scholar


Attends Eastern Washington University. Would like to be a forensic psychologist.

Deicy, ‘11 Scholar

Spina bifida

Volunteers with United Way.

Diego, ‘11 Scholar

Learning disability

Attended Edmonds Community College. Worked at Winco Foods before joining his father in construction and painting. Plays on a soccer team that once placed second in the league finals.

Emily, ‘11 Scholar


Graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in engineering management with a focus in mechanical engineering. Currently working for a company called Tech Vision teaching visually impaired students math and tech skills. For the last two years, has been kick boxing in a gym about three times a week and getting really good at it.

Erika, ‘11 Scholar


Graduated with a degree in English from the University of Washington. Works as a master specialist in Disability and Leave Services at Amazon and volunteers at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Jae, ‘11 Scholar

Cerebral palsy with mixed presentations of athetosis and spasticity

Graduated with a master of social work at the University of Washington. Works at The Arc of King County as an information and resource coordinator. Works to advocate for people with disabilities, help them find their voices, and support them to lead successful lives.

Jessie, ‘11 Scholar


Graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in informatics and a minor in diversity. Now works at a nonprofit serving survivors of violence. Hopes to attend graduate school to study human-computer interaction. Website can be found at www.jessielzhang.com.

Joshua, ‘11 Scholar

Asperger’s syndrome

Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. Pursuing employment in a library or archive.

Kaylie, ‘11 Scholar


Works at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle as a pastry cook. Loves creating new pastry food and decorating wedding cakes.

Kim, ‘11 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Graduated from Everett Community College with a degree in humanities and works in the hospitality industry.

Macy, ‘11 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Graduated with a master of social work and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington (UW). Now works as an access coordinator for UW Disability Resources for Students.

Mauricio, ‘11 Scholar

Visual impairment, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Considering a career as a police officer or a chemical engineer.

Paige, ‘11 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Pursuing a degree in communications/marketing at East Tennessee State University. Moved to Virginia and purchased a house. Is a mom to a puppy named Jax and two cats, Toby and Oscar.

Sean, ‘11 Scholar


Attended Bellevue College and now attends Arizona State online.

Tess, ‘11 Scholar

Dysgraphia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Graduated from Gonzaga University. Now works in investor relations. Trains dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Vaughn, ‘11 Scholar

Hearing impairment, fine motor weakness, flat feet

Graduated from the University of Washington Bothell.