1996 Ambassadors

Group photo of 1996 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1996. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

David, ’96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia
Earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with minors in computer science and chemistry from Eastern Washington University. Works as a research associate in the pharmaceutical industry.

Cheri, ’96 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona and a medical degree from Stanford University. Internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2004. Competitor in many wheelchair racing events, including the 2004 Athens Paralympics and 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Daniel, ’96 Scholar

Brain tumor
Earned a degree in computer science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

David, ’96 Scholar

Albinism and low vision
Attended Eastern Oregon State College.

Chris, ’96 Scholar

Hearing impairment
Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in graphic communications and emphasis in multimedia from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Works as a web administrator for Daktronics.

Lucas, ’96 Scholar

Hearing impairment
Studied public policy and administration at Western Oregon University. Works for the Oregon Department of Justice and Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Maria, ’96 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Rochester Institute for Technology; currently pursuing a master of social work degree at California State University, East Bay. Interning at Family and Children Services in San Jose, CA. Has a daughter and service dog.

Mike, ’96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Attended Pacific Lutheran University.

Rebecca, ’96 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attended San Diego State University, studied political science and interior design with an interest in designing accessible homes. Mentor for the Center for Emerging Leadership.

Katrina, ’96 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in English and art from Augustana College, and a master’s degree in teaching from City University. Returned to Washington to pursue a career as a middle school teacher.

Jodi, ’96 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a doctoral degree in genetics and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in exercise physiology at Iowa State University with a research emphasis in ras-mediated signal transduction in cancer cells. Assistant professor of biology at University of Maryland University College.

Anh, ’96 Scholar

Larsen syndrome
Earned a bachelor’s degree in economic finances and information technology management and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Travis, ’96 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Specializes in software and web accessibility consulting.

James, ’96 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Attended Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dana, ’96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Massachusetts. Works as a graphic designer.

Josh, ’96 Scholar

Muscular dystrophy
Earned an associate’s degree in horticulture science from Hawkeye Community College. Works in landscape design and freelance web design. Owns a nursery and garden shop, specializing in water gardens and hostas. Web editor on the Board of Directors for American Hosta Society.