The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1995. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.
Blind. Earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and a master’s degree in instructional design and technology from the University of North Dakota. Certified as a vision rehabilitation therapist. Works as an assistive technology specialist for Minnesota State Services for the Blind.
Learning disability. Has helped build Toyota pickups.
Attention deficit disorder, learning disability. Has worked in a technical support role.
Muscular dystrophy. Had a strong desire to go to college and open his own computer drafting business when he died of complications from pneumonia in 1996.
Psoriatic arthritis. Attended Shoreline Community College.
Quadriplegia. Attended both Central and Eastern Washington Universities.
Dyslexia. Attended college courses and is interested in architecture.
Cerebral palsy. Earned a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Southern Illinois University and a master of social work degree from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Worked as a graduate assistant for GVSU’s School of Social Work and in program development at a child abuse prevention agency.
Learning disability. Completed college coursework and works in the customer service field.
Quadriplegia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in social services at Central Washington University and a web design certificate from the Art Institute. Works as a peer group coordinator for the Center for Independence North Sound in Bellingham. Member of Self Advocates in Leadership and lives in Sedro Woolley, WA.
Deaf. Attended Pierce College and has been working with commercial glass as a journeyman glazier. Plays on a Northwest National Softball Association of the Deaf team and is coaching this year. Married and has children.
Brain injury. Pursuing a successful career as a door maker.
Hearing impairment. Earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and speech and hearing sciences from Whitman College and a doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Washington. Works as a pediatric audiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Epidermolysis bullosa. Attended the University of Washington pursuing technical communication. Died in the spring of 2012.
Mobility impairment. Earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a master’s degree from the University of San Diego. Works for the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, WA. In 2009, served as Ms. Wheelchair Washington, and was first runner up for Ms. Wheelchair America. Married.
Cerebral palsy. Attended college courses and continues to be interested in computers.
Spinal cord injury, C4 Quadriplegia. Studied computer programming. Is a husband, father, and the founder of C4 Consulting & Todd Against The Machine.
Renal failure, hearing loss. Earned teaching degree and certificate.
Cerebral palsy. Worked as a web accessibility specialist, disability advocate, and personal care assistant. Received the Presidential Volunteer Services Award in 2010 and a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2011.