The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1994. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.
Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities. Works in technical service department for the Prentke Romich Company as a remote troubleshooter in technical support. Taking online courses to learn how to code; interested in finding a career in coding. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2007. Assisted in writing the book, Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication by David McNaughton and David Beukelman.
Spinal muscular dystrophy. Earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and a law degree from Pepperdine School of Law. Passed the Washington State Bar exam and practiced law in Kennewick, WA. Passed away in April 2008.
Undiagnosed severe neuropathy. Founder and director of GimpGirl Community at www.gimpgirl.com. Is a research associate with Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab at Ryerson University. Has worked with government, educational, and community organizations to create policy focusing on women with disabilities, technology, and sexual health. Lives in Washington with her partner and his son.
Post-polio. Works for a utility company and enjoys being a wife and mother in Vancouver, WA.
Learning disability. Earned an associate’s degree from Pierce Community College. Works as the Seattle-DC supervisor for Pacific Office Automation. Married and has five children.
Health and orthopedic impairments, dwarfism. Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Utah State University. Works for 21st Century Technologies as a software engineer. Married.
Health impairment, speech impairment, nervous system dysmorphia, congenital scoliosis. Earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics with a minor in applied mathematics from the University of Washington. Works in Japan at a company that manufactures and sells insecticide and other products.
Visual impairment. Earned a degree in psychology from Southern Oregon University.
Muscular dystrophy. Worked at Columbia Industries in Kennewick, WA. Died in October 2003.
Paralysis from brain injury. Participates in various volunteer positions in the community.
Dyslexia. Graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Married with a child.
Cerebral palsy, low vision. Studied science in college.
Visual impairment. Earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in information technology management from Western Governors University, and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Oregon State University. Worked as a chief information officer and chief technology officer. Teaches networking, system administration, information security, and health informatics at Oregon Institute of Technology. Also works as a consultant in IT leadership, infrastructure design, and IT service management. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009. Married and living in Wilsonville, OR.
Chronic lyme disease. Earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s degree and PA-C (Physician’s Assistant with Certification) from Pacific University. Works in San Diego as a neurology hospitalist PA-C.