DO-IT Mentors

Mentors encourage DO-IT Scholars, Ambassadors, and Pals as they pursue academic programs and careers. Most Mentors have disabilities themselves. They share valuable experiences, insights, and resources with younger participants. Mentors communicate with each other by sending messages to The entire group of Mentors, Pals, Scholars, and Ambassadors are reached by sending messages to

Adanna Abakporo
Senior employment consultant AtWork!

Joseph Alloway
Outreach Coordinator
Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates​

Elita Baldridge

Kevin Berg
Cerebral palsy
Founder and head tech
CompuPane, LLC​

Anindya “Bapin” Bhattacharyya
Coordinator of National Outreach Technology Development and Training Program
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
CEO of Bapin Group, LLC

Karen L. Braitmayer
Osteogenesis imperfecta​
Architect, business owner
Karen Braitmayer, FAIA

Gina Ceylan
Visual impairment
PhD candidate
University of Missouri

Maryland Chang
Research professor and director
Chemistry-Biochemistry-Biology Interface Program
University of Notre Dame

Wendy Chisholm
Senior accessibility strategist

Brian Chopp
Boeing Engineering Manager

Rebecca Cory
Learning disability
Associate dean of instruction
Bellevue College

Donald Daughtry​
Professor of Psychology, Graduate coordinator
Texas A&M University, Kingsville

Roland Deex
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Devin Doughty
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Kaley Dugger
Clinical Research Assistant
University of Washington

Imke Durre​
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center

Sal Edwards
Multiple disabilities

Samantha Estrada
Physical disability
University of Texas, El Paso

Kings Floyd
High Point University

John Gardner
President and CEO
ViewPlus Technologies

Kajari Ghosh Dastidar​
Computer scientist

Molly Gilmore
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

John Goettle
Everett Community College

Marni Goldman
Spinal muscular atrophy
Educational director

Julie Grant
Paraplegic, L2 spinal cord injury
Occupational therapist

Karen Hare
Adjunct professor
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Roger Harris
Stroke, kidney failure
Associate professor emeritus, retired
University of Washington, School of Medicine

Steve Harper
Cerebral palsy

Paul Helquist​
Associate chair
University of Notre Dame

Morgan Hiraiwa
University of Washington

Mamoru Iwabuchi​
Assistant professor
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Tokyo

Sungeeta Jain
The Orphan Project, India

Abid Kapadya
Analytics lead

Acacia Kapusta
Washington State University

​Ji-Eun Kim
Assistant Professor
Industrial and System Engineering at the University of Washington

Joshua Lessing
Founder and director
Soft Robotics, Inc.

Mike Lewis
University of Washington

Karen Liu
PRA Health Services

Sara Lopez
Co-director for the Center for Leadership in Athletics and program director for the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed.
University of Washington

Kevin Lybarger
University of Washington

Jennifer Mankoff​
Professor in computer science and engineering
University of Washington

Avi Matarasso ​
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Bioengineering

Mary Ann McDowell
Associate professor
University of Notre Dame

Theresa Mina
Learning disability
Academic advisor

Shahriar Mobashery
University of Notre Dame

Stephanie Moore
Project scientist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Grace Nam
Information System

Tuan (Brandon) Nguyen
Graduate student
University of Washington

Monica Olsson
Cerebral palsy
Access Services
Tacoma Community College

Ray Parker

Gay Lloyd Pinder
Program director and speech language pathologist
Children’s Therapy Center

Ed Pottharst
Community organizer; neighborhood center coordinator
City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Tracy Rackensperger
Cerebral palsy
Outreach coordinator
University of Georgia

Kyle Reardon
PhD student
University of Oregon

Michael Richardson
Northwest Americans with Disabilities Act Center

Keith Routley
Museum curator/division chief

Sarina Sandu
University of Washington

Eva-Marie Seeto
Director, Student Life and Learning
University of the Sunshine Coast

Marcia Sipe-Dan
Post traumatic stress disorder and brain damage
Vocational rehabilitation counselor
OSC Vocational Systems

Bradley Smith
University of Notre Dame

Greg Smith
C-5 quadriplegia
Principle research software development engineer

Nancy Smith​

Carole Snyder
Cerebral palsy
Software developer engineer

Jennifer Steger
Attention deficit disorder
Graduate student
University of Washington

Val Sundby
Director of transfer education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Doug Van Hoewyk
Associate professor
Coastal Carolina University

Aimee Verrall
Research coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington

Jennifer Weisbart-Moreno
Claremont Graduate University

Vasanth Williams
General manager

Kyla E. Wright
University of Washington

Adam Blank
OCD, ADHD, T2 Diabetes
Assistant Professor 

Barbara Bush
Big Bend Community College

Youngjun Choe
Low-frequency hearing loss
Assistant Professor
University of Washington 

Eunkyoung Hong
Rehabilitation Specialist

Rory McGuire
University of Washington