2002 Scholars

2003 Summer Study group photo


Alexandra, ’02 Scholar

Low vision

Earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington (UW). Works as a research scientist in Eichler Lab in UW’s Department of Genome Science.

Amy, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability, attention deficit disorder

Works as a dental assistant.

Angela, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Studied psychology at a community college. Hopes to become a social worker or counselor for teenagers.

Carson, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability

Earned a bachelor of arts in comparative literature with honors from the University of Washington. Works in digital product development and lives in Washington, DC.

Chris, ’02 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy

University of Washington alumnus. Works as a senior software engineer at Microsoft. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009. Is a DO-IT Advisory Board member.

Dale, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Earned a law degree from Gonzaga University. Works at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Gimmie, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability

Earned an associate degree from Clark College and bachelor’s degree in animal science from Washington State University (WSU). Works at the WSU teaching hospital in the intensive care unit as an animal tech. Enjoys teaching fourth year vet students. Recently engaged. Has a son.

Ian, ’02 Scholar

Mobility impairment

Earned a degree in computer information systems from Skagit Valley College. Interested in software engineering, website construction, and other computer-related occupations. Works as a math tutor for local students. Obtained bachelor of computer science degree at Seattle University. Currently working at Microsoft as a quality assurance tester for video games division.

James, ’02 Scholar

Mobility impairment

Earned a degree in political science from The Evergreen State College.

Jared, ’02 Scholar

Health impairment

Earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Columbia Basin College. Passed away in 2018.

Leon, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. Works for Cascade Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis.

Rebecca, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability

Works at a nursing home as a nurse’s aid.

Rima, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Earned degrees in political science and communications from the University of Washington. Interned at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Civil Liberties Union. Worked as a civilian administrative assistant for the Coast Guard. Was a volunteer intern with the Obama campaign. Works at Inbios International Incorporated for infectious disease diagnostics as a quality assurance specialist/document control specialist.

Ryan, ’02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Earned a degree in environmental sciences and technology from the University of Washington Bothell. Volunteers at Northwest Harvest, SODO Community Market. Greeter at the Museum of Flight. Council Member for Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council. Commissioner for Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

Saroj, ’02 Scholar

Learning disability

Attended Bellevue College. 

Scott, ’02 Scholar

Atypical Asperger’s—autistic psychopathy

Earned a bachelor’s degree in political economics and history, as well as a master’s degree in policy studies from the University of Washington (UW). Worked at the Defense Contract Management Agency and now works at UW’s Access Technology Center.

Silvia, ’02 Scholar

Osteogenesis imperfecta, syringomyelia

Attended Big Bend Community College with a major in business accounting. Passed away January 2011.