'03 Ambassadors


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.

Patrick, '03 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Died in spring 2010, after earning a bachelor's degree in information technology from Central Washington University.

Crystal, '03 Scholar

Traumatic brain injury
Graduated from Columbia High School.

Justin, '03 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Attends the University of Arizona in Tucson, studying business, economics, and accounting. Swam for the U.S. at the Paralympics in China.

Zachary, '03 Scholar

Short-term memory loss
Graduated from Stanwood High School. Has worked at a food bank and an animal shelter.

Jamie, '03 Scholar

Learning disability
Graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in special education from Central Washington University.

Shaun, '03 Scholar

Low vision
Attended Spokane Community College.

Skylor, '03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attends Centralia Community College, majoring in early childhood education. Would like to study psychology.

Vanessa, '03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attends Walla Walla Community College, studying computer technology.

Joshua, '03 Scholar

Spina bifida
Passed away in May 2008, after a sixteen-month battle with cancer. Received an honorary degree from Landmark College.

Matt, '03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities
Working in real estate land development.

Joshua, '03 Scholar

Attends Clark College, studying broadcasting. Interested in novel writing and becoming a DJ.

Annemarie, '03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned degrees in English, Spanish, and political science from the University of Portland. Attends law school at Willamette University. Coordinated three DO-IT Summer Study Phase II workshops as AccessSTEM Intern for NOAA.

Tressa, '03 Scholar

Learning disability
Senior at the University of Washington, majoring in social science with a focus on environmental studies. Works as a photographer part time.

Conrad, '03 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
Graduated summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. Participated in the American Association of People with Disabilities Congressional Internship in Washington, DC and the Heritage Foundation's Young Leaders internship. Involved in charity fund-raising and youth outreach.

Andrew, '03 Scholar

Bilateral radial club hand
Attended Washington State University and majored in hospitality business management.

Jesse, '03 Scholar

Earned bachelor's degree in computer science from Goshen College. Taught basic computer skills to adults who are homeless in San Francisco for a year. Interned at NASA (Kennedy Space Center), Microsoft, and IBM.

Senait, '03 Scholar

Health and vision impairment
Attends the University of Washington. Spent time in Ethiopia working in local hospitals as an independent study.

Jamie, '03 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned an associate's degree in accounting from Big Bend Community College. Works as an office administrator for Blue Sky Management.

Natasha, '03 Scholar

Hearing impairment
Attends Yakima Valley Community College. Plans to transfer to Central Washington University and earn a degree in special education with a minor in deaf education.

Scott, '03 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Attends Bellingham Technical College, with the goal of becoming a machinist.