'06 Ambassadors

2008 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.

Brandon, '06 Scholar

Hard of hearing, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dysgraphia
Studied mechanical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Works at Sage as a computer production technician.

Brittany, '06 Scholar

Hard of hearing, mild cerebral palsy, mitochondrial disease
Earned a degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Worked as a research assistant in the psychology department at RIT.

Ryan, '06 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Pursuing a career as a DJ.

Alex, '06 Scholar

Turner syndrome, nonverbal learning disorder
Studied library sciences at Highline Community College. Attends Central Washington University.

Jenny, '06 Scholar

Right-sided weakness, learning disability
Plans to become a physical therapist or work with children.

Maria, '06 Scholar

Learning disability
Graduated from Western Washington University (WWU) with a double major in Spanish and law, diversity, and justice. Founder of the WWU Student Coalition for Immigration Rights. Plans to continue work with migrant youth and families.

Daniel, '06 Scholar

Hand deformity
Earned a degree in political science and economy from the University of Washington. Currently serving as a volunteer on the Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment. Recently served as an advocate for the Andrew Hughes Campaign for Congress.

Oscar, '06 Scholar

Proximal femoral focal deficiency, bone deformities
Will be attending Portland Community College this fall. Works as a social media intern for the Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, OR. Also works at Hollister and at a mall information desk. Is very involved in youth activism and in his church as the young adults leader.

Jennifer, '06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Pursuing an associate's degree in social work at Green River Community College. Used to Volunteer for the SPARK (Strengthening Partners and Raising Kids) program at the Children's Home Society and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Jesus, '06 Scholar

Visual impairment
Studied computer and network technologies at Renton Technical College.

Joey, '06 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Attends Cascadia Community College. Would someday like to start a program similar to DO-IT to work with students with disabilities.

K.J., '06 Scholar

Learning disability
Attends Skagit Valley College and hopes to become a meteorologist.

Tony, '06 Scholar

Earned a degree in international studies with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture from University of Idaho. Awarded the Alumni Award for Excellence and the Outstanding Senior Award. Works in the tasting room at Januik/Novelty Hill Winery, and in a children's education program at Oxbow Farms in Carnation, WA.

Taylor, '06 Scholar

Asperger's syndrome
Earned a bachelor's degree in geography from University of Idaho.

Amrit, '06 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Earned a degree in sociology, with minors in Chinese and anthropology, from Haverford College. At Haverford, he was the president of Sons of Africa, part of the Haverford College Humtones, and a shotput and discus thrower for the track team. Interned at the Department of Defense as a research assistant, and was a seventh grade science teacher with Teach for America.

Gabe, '06 Scholar

Hearing impairment, tetraphocomelia
Attended Cascadia Community College. Motivational speaker who has been featured in many news and television shows. In 2012, co-wrote the book, My Message is C.L.E.A.R. Enjoys music, English, and history.

Zachary, '06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Interning at the University of Washington Experimental Education Unit.

Sam, '06 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Took classes in anatomy, physiology and psychology at Shoreline Community College. Participates in the Mount Baker Council and volunteers at the Seattle Marathon each year. As an Eagle Scout, has earned five Eagle Palms and a Venturing Silver Award and is currently pursuing a Venturing Ranger Award. Is training to be on the United States Para-Equestrian Team.

Kaitlin, '06 Scholar

Seizure disorder
Attends Washington State University where she studies management and operations.

Nicole, '06 Scholar

Blind, bilateral hearing loss
Earned a bachelor's degree in computer science with a focus in human-computer interaction from Stanford University. Works at Google improving the accessibility of Google+. Was the keynote speaker at the second Annual Math and Science Conference for Principals of Schools for the Blind; and gave a presentation on the Nemetex Nemeth Back-Translator, the Nemeth (Braille math) back-translation software that she developed. She has a black Labrador named Lexia, her first guide dog.