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.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disability
Earned a bachelor's degree in music and vocal performance from Western Washington University; currently pursuing a master's degree in music in vocal performance at the University of Nebraska. Sings opera and would like to perform professionally, educate others in music, and travel the world.
Traumatic brain injury
Earned a bachelor's degree in humanities for teaching with a minor in mathematics from Seattle University (SU); currently pursing a master's degree in teaching at SU. Worked at The Seven, an Episcopalian program for young adults. Received the DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2011.
Amyoplasia arthrogyposis multiplex congenita
Earned a degree in speech communications with a minor in leadership studies from Whitworth University. Currently works for People to People Ambassadors Program doing outbound sales and teaches music part-time.
Attention deficit disorder
Fulfilled requirements for a major in biology and a minor in zoology at Washington State University; working on completing second minor in psychology. Works in a neuro-electrophysiology lab.
Graduated from a music business school in Hollywood. Currently studying psychology at Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys, CA. Would like to pursue a career in forensic psychology.
Cares for her two children, Jordan and Austin, and her mother-in-law.
Employed as a paraeducator working with young adults with autism. Uses art to express experiences as a person with a disability.
Dyslexia, diabetic, adrenal failure
Graduated from Western Washington University; currently pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Plans on attending Everett Community College.
Graduated from Western Washington University's human services distance learning program. Hopes to travel abroad this year.
Graduated from Shoreline Community College; was transferring to the University of Washington to study social work and disability law when she died after surgery in July 2010. Engaged with the Arc of Snohomish County and Disability Rights Washington and competed in the Special Olympics.
Earned an associate's degree from Cascadia Community College. Studying society, ethics, and human behavior at the University of Washington, Bothell.
Assistant volunteer coordinator for the Arc of Whatcom County. Volunteers at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, Parent to Parent of Whatcom County, Max Higbee Center, and Down Syndrome Outreach of Whatcom County.
Attention deficit disorder and dyslexia
Earned a degree in English from Western Washington University. Worked with the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry in Philadelphia.
Volunteers at nonprofit organizations and bowls for the Special Olympics in South Florida. Hopes to live on her own.
Attended Cascadia Community College. Completed an internship with the University of Washington's Athletic Department, Women's Crew.
Earned degrees in economics and math from Gonzaga University; currently pursuing a doctoral degree in
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Earned a degree in art history with a minor in Spanish from Pacific Lutheran University. Tutored college students in Spanish.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. Would like to find a position as an engineer involved in the use of nuclear fusion
Attends Columbia Basin College; plans to transfer to Eastern Washington University to study child psychology.
Cerebral palsy, ataxia, learning disability
Earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood and family studies from the University of Washington and an associate's degree from Olympic College