2007 Scholars

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Ashlee, ‘07 Scholar


Graduated from The Evergreen State College.

Blake, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Has a bachelor of arts in urban studies from the University of Washington Tacoma. Works as a volunteer training development coordinator at People First of Washington, AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America. Vice Chair  of Pierce Transit’s Community Transportation Advisory Group. Member of Washington State Achieve a Better Life Board, Eli’s Park Project Leadership Team, and the Rolling Thunder Power Soccer Team in Tacoma.

Cory, ‘07 Scholar

Asperger syndrome

Graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor of arts and master of public administration. Currently living in Tumwater, Washington and working at an inbound call center. Likes to read science fiction, play Magic the Gathering, and play Fallout 4. Involved in local political organizing with the Democratic Socialists of America.

Dylan, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy

Earned an associate of arts and science degree from Whatcom Community College. Graduated from Western Washington University (WWU) with a bachelor’s degree in biocultural anthropology. Works in the Web Communication Technologies department at WWU, focusing on remediating PDFs for accessibility. Enjoys photography.

Elizabeth, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy (essential tremor)

Obtained an associate of arts degree in December of 2015. Worked as a dental sterilization technician. Passed away in February 2016.

Heidi, ‘07 Scholar

Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disability, attention deficit disorder

Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and disability studies from the University of Washington Bothell. Worked for Americorps and engaged in volunteer
research at the University of Washington with an emphasis on eugenics. Currently working for the Federal Election Commission. Lives in Maryland.

Josh, ‘07 Scholar

Autism, Gorlin syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder

Earned an associate of arts degree from Grays Harbor College. Works for the health department in South Bend, Washington.

Luke, ‘07 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder

Earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Washington after transferring from Tacoma Community College. Worked as a substitute special education paraeducator in the University Place School District. Volunteers at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Earned the Rookie of the Year Award for this work.

Megan, ‘07 Scholar

Tourette syndrome

Attended Bellevue College and Western Washington University majoring in environmental studies.

Melissa, ‘07 Scholar

Spina bifida

Earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Central Washington University. Studied abroad at the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2013.

Peter, ‘07 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Earned an associate of science degree in networking from Walla Walla Community College. Pursuing jobs in computer repair and troubleshooting.

Robyn, ‘07 Scholar

Severe high frequency hearing loss

Graduated from Chapman University and is a certified athletic trainer. Works as an athletic trainer at a high school in Oregon.

Sam, ‘07 Scholar

Friedreich’s ataxia

Graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor’s degree in finance and from the University of South Florida with master’s degrees in both business administration and sport and entertainment management. Worked for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Florida and is currently working for the Seattle Kraken in Seattle, Washington.

Sam, ‘07 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, learning disability (reading)

Graduated from Central Washington University in 2015. Has worked as a producer, podcaster, and YouTuber; now works as a weekend radio producer for a conservative radio cluster in Seattle and occasionally as an actor in independent films.

Sara, ‘07 Scholar

Legally blind

Earned a degree in psychology and economics from The Evergreen State College. May pursue a master of social work degree. Has worked for Lighthouse for the Blind since 2014 and is currently a braille transcriber.

Scott, ‘07 Scholar


Earned a certificate in park aid and an associate degree from Skagit Valley College. Currently working at Betts Boat Enterprises Inc. in Anacortes, Washington. Wants to become a park ranger.

Shyla, ‘07 Scholar

Traumatic brain injury

Graduated from Yakima Valley Community College. Certified in drafting, erosion sediment control lead, and information security training. Works as a paraprofessional in the local school district.

Stefani, ‘07 Scholar

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Earned a library and information services associate of applied science degree. Working on a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Works for Sprague and Lamont School Districts as a librarian and technology coordinator. Co- instructs high school robotics and coding.