1996 Scholars

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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. Working as an ADA programs division manager for the City of Oakland, CA.

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.  works as an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2004. Competitor in wheelchair racing events, including the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Chris, '96 Scholar

Hearing impairment 
Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in graphic communications and emphasis in multimedia from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Working at Daktronics for 13 years as a web & Office 365 administrator. Chris shared, “My wife and I are currently surviving as parents of 3-year-old twins (boy and girl), who are such a blessing to us. We’ve started this adoption journey back in 2014 after learning that we are unable to have kids on our own. By spring of 2016, we received a phone call that a mother of twins had chosen us to be parents. A few months later, these little ones were born premature and after spending a week in the ​NICU, we finally were able to bring them home. In 2017, we were able to finalize the adoption process and were able to call them our children. It has been a blessing to have twins in our home.”

Dana, '96 Scholar

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

Daniel, '96 Scholar

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

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 study supervisor in the pharmaceutical industry.

David, '96 Scholar

Albinism and low vision
Attended Eastern Oregon State College.

James, '96 Scholar

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

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. Works as an assistant professor of biology at the University of Maryland University College.

Josh, '96 Scholar

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

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. Pursuing a career as a middle school teacher.

Lucas, '96 Scholar

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

Maria, '96 Scholar

Earned a bachelor of social work degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of social work degree from California State University, East Bay. Has a daughter and a service dog.

Mike, '96 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Attended Pacific Lutheran University.

Rebecca, '96 Scholar

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

Travis, '96 Scholar

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