1994 Scholars

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Anthony, ’94 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, learning disabilities

Works in the technical service department for the Prentke Romich Company as a remote troubleshooter in technical support. Also involved with Blue Sky Designs in Minneapolis working on various communication devices and tablets that can be mounted onto wheelchairs. Assisted in writing the book, Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication by David McNaughton and David Beukelman. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2007.

Ben, ’94 Scholar

Spinal muscular atrophy

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. Worked as a lawyer in Kennewick, Washington. Passed away in April 2008.

Carolyn, ’94 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, low vision

Studied science in college.

Daniel, ’94 Scholar

Learning disability

Earned an associate degree from Pierce Community College. Going back to school online at Brigham Young University-Idaho for a bachelor’s degree in applied technology. Works as a shop set-up tech for Pacific Office Automation. Married and has five children. 

Jen, ’94 Scholar

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 partner. 

Kris, ’94 Scholar

Visual impairment

Earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Oregon State University and a master of science degree in information technology from Western Governors University. Has worked as a senior IT and information security executive and as a university professor. Co-founded a new cybersecurity firm focused on delivering services to lesser served organizations and industries while providing training and workforce development opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups in the cybersecurity profession. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009. Married and living in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Maria, ’94 Scholar


Works for a utility company and enjoys being a wife and mother in Vancouver, Washington.

Megan, ’94 Scholar

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. 

Nguyen, ’94 Scholar

Paralysis from brain injury

Participates in various volunteer positions in the community.

Sarah, ’94 Scholar


Graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Married with a child.

Shawnna, ‘94 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy

Worked at Columbia Industries in Kennewick, Washington. Died in October 2003. 

Sherri, ’94 Scholar

Visual impairment

Earned a degree in psychology from Southern Oregon University.

Takuya, ’94 Scholar

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. 

Travis, ’94 Scholar

Health and orthopedic impairments, dwarfism, kidney failure, retinitis pigmentosa

Earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Utah State University. Works as a systems development engineer at Amazon with a focus on the development tools and building servers as part of the Builder Tools Organization in Amazon Web Services. Currently lives in Seattle.