'02 Ambassadors

Group photo of 2002 DO-IT Scholars

DO-IT Ambassadors are pursuing postsecondary studies and careers. They share their experiences with DO-IT Scholars and Pals, encouraging them to pursue their goals in college and employment.

Amy, '02 Scholar

Learning disability, attention deficit disorder
Works as a dental assistant.

Silvia, '02 Scholar

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

Rebecca, '02 Scholar

Learning disability
Works at a nursing home as a nurse's aid.

Ian, '02 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Pursuing a degree in applied and computational mathematical sciences at the University of Washington. Interested in software engineering, website construction, and other computer-related occupations.

Saroj, '02 Scholar

Learning disability
Attended Bellevue College. Would like to pursue a career as a social worker.

Gimmie, '02 Scholar

Learning disability
Pursuing an associate's degree in business administration at Clark College.

Scott, '02 Scholar

Asperger's syndrome
Earned a bachelor's degree in political economics and history and a master's degree in policy studies from the University of Washington. Worked at the Defense Contract Management Agency and at the University of Washington's Access Technology Center.

Leon, '02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. Working for the King County Library System.

Alexandra,'02 Scholar

Low vision
Earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington (UW). Worked in the Shendure Lab in UW's Department of Genome Science. Married in October 2011.

James, '02 Scholar

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

Jared, '02 Scholar

Health impairment
Earned an associate's degree in liberal arts from Columbia Basin College.

Andrew, '02 Scholar

Learning disability
Studies design at Cornish College of the Arts. Works in abstract painting.

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.

Chris, '02 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
Earned a degree in computer science from the University of Washington. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009. Works as a software development engineer at Microsoft.

Carson, '02 Scholar

Learning disability
Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in comparative literature with honors. Lives in Washington, DC, and works in new media, analyzing user behavior for a news magazine's website.

Dale, '02 Scholar

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

Ryan, '02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a degree in environmental sciences and technology from the University of Washington, Bothell. Commissioner on the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

Angela, '02 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attends Edmonds Community College and studies psychology. Hopes to become a social worker or counselor for teenagers.