The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1993. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.
Stroke and partial paralysis
Earned a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in applied psychology from Eastern Washington University; currently pursuing a master of social work degree through an online program at University of Southern California. Married and a mother.
Attended Big Bend Community College and Eastern Washington University. Was developing plans for an Internet-based business when he died peacefully in his sleep in 2001.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. Works at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Vancouver, WA, as an inpatient physical therapist. Received her second bilateral cochlear impant. Mother.
Multiple sclerosis, visual impairment
Works for Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind as an office assistant.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Seattle University. Developed and sold two companies. Runs Fleming’s, a holiday lighting business. Married and living in West Seattle.
Studying computer forensics at Missouri Southern State University.
Earned a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and a master’s degree in technology management from City University of Seattle. Works as a senior systems analyst at Transaction Network Services. Married with children.
Health and mobility impairment
Graduated with computer information technology degree. Works as a court and medical interpreter.
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Studying to be a Python/Django developer.
Earned an associate’s degree in computer applications from Mt. Hood Community College and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Portland State University School of Business. Earned a career pathways certificate in Windows server administration from Portland Community College. Completed internship at Portland Jewish Academy. Currently pursuing an information technology job.
Earned a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology at the University of Washington. Was an artist, consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics, and black belt in Aikido when she died from cancer in June 2004. She received a DO-IT Trailblazer award the same year.
Starting his own business selling assistive equipment for wheelchairs.
Helps lead a team of developers for a multinational company in the education field. Writes software that helps teachers and students all around the world. Married with children in Tacoma.
Spina bifida, Homer’s syndrome, thalamic pain syndrome
Earned an associate’s degree from Wenatchee Valley College and has worked as a professional recording artist.