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.
Hi, my name is Shawn, and I am blind. I attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a sophomore in pursuit of a degree in mechanical engineering. I like wrestling, driving all-terrain vehicles and cars, playing sports, and doing other outdoor activities.
Hi, my name is Rosa'Lea. I recently moved to Spokane and plan to attend Spokane Community College in the Culinary Arts Program. I have a learning disability. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Ryan. I attend Everett Community College where I am expanding my welding skills. I enjoy exploring my creativity with hands-on activities and challenging myself with math and architecture problem solving. I also enjoy designing and creating ceramic art. I have sickle cell disease.
Hi, my name is Damon. This fall I will be a sophomore at the University of Washington. I plan to major in American Indian studies and anthropology. My goal is to become a college professor or a K-12 teacher. I enjoy music and camping.
Hi, my name is Marlise. I have Friedrich's ataxia, a genetic neuromuscular disorder. Currently, I am a junior at Western Washington University (WWU), and I plan to declare a major in creative writing. I try to stay active in theatre, and I was in several plays at WWU. To incorporate theatre or film in my life, I would like to have a career as a playwright or screenwriter. My dream job would be writing for Saturday Night Live. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Garrett Lathrop. I hope to study business and economics at the University of Washington. I like studying Spanish, world issues, and problem solving. I enjoy music, video games, movies, and hanging out with friends. I also like Bi-skiing and playing power wheelchair soccer. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi! My name is Angela Maccarrone, and I have muscular dystrophy. I attend Gonzaga University and am majoring in psychology in hopes of going into pediatric psychiatry. I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking new recipes, and watching movies. I completed an internship at the UW Center for Neurotechnology and was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Maximo Mandl. I attend Flagler College where I am pursuing a degree in business. I enjoy art, writing, and music. I play the drums. I have dyslexia, so it is hard for me to read and spell. This past summer, I completed an internship at an entertainment and events company working on graphic arts and stage set up. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hello, my name is Benjy, and I am a junior at Washington State University (GO COUGS!). Starting in the fall, I will be the treasurer of two student-run organizations as well as the treasurer of my honor society, Delta Alpha PI. I am interested in hospitality business management with a focus in hotels and restaurants. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Eric. I will be a junior at the University of Washington. I enjoy studying math and science, and hope to eventually earn a master's degree in engineering. I enjoy playing golf. I have Crohn's disease.
Hi, my name is Nicco; I study computational physics with a focus on military autonomous robotics, with a minor in European history at Washington State University. I have interned at the National University of Singapore in a computational biology lab. I am involved in many activities, such as training dogs for service work, which includes protection, felony, drug, and explosives searches. I'm also an instructor at an outdoor education and survival organization, where I specialize in trapping, traditional technologies, knife use, and survival, as well as animal and search-and-rescue tracking. I am a grey wolf restoration activist, with experience tracking wolves in the wild.
Hi, my name is Tatsuro. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I am attending Seattle Pacific University studying English. I enjoy studying and reading about the creation and evolution debate. I also enjoy art and English classes. I would like to continue learning about these subjects, and hope to become an artist and a writer. I love animals and have a snake, bearded dragon, and two cats. I am a Christian and my faith is the driving force of my life. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Niki. I attend the University of Washington where I am studying psychology. I enjoy many types of music and go to concerts with my friends. I have amyoplasia arthrogryposis. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Cristina. I enjoy traveling and participating in community work for underrepresented populations. Last summer, I attended a language school in Guatemala and did community work with the indigenous populations in rural areas. I am studying political science and law, diversity, and justice at Western Washington University (WWU), and I plan to pursue law school afterwards. This academic school year, I will be the new Disability Outreach Center Coordinator for the Associated Students of WWU. I've had a chronic skin condition since 2005. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2013.
Hi, my name is Krysta. I attend Central Washington University. Science and math are my favorite subjects, and I am interested in studying biochemistry and biotechnology. I am bilingual in English and American Sign Language. Tennis is my favorite sport. I enjoy supporting people and helping them follow their dreams. I am deaf, but I use hearing aids and read lips. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2012.
Hi, my name is Jenica. I attend the University of Washington, and I hope to become either an industrial, organizational, or criminal psychologist. I have a visual impairment, and love meeting new people!