1997 Ambassadors

Group photo of 1997 DO-IT Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1997. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Andrew, ‘97 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Earned an associate of applied science degree in graphic arts from Monroe Community College. Also studied physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Works as a lead technician at Frontier Communications.

Amanda, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in computer systems integration from the University of Great Falls; graduated with honors. Works as a freelance writer.

Jennifer, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. Currently lives in Spring Valley, CA. Loves her career as a homemaker, enjoys hosting other people in her home, and is looking forward to receiving her first guide dog.

Cynthia, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington.

Trent, ’97 Scholar

Attended Bellevue Community College. Works at Target as a cashier.

Brad, ’97 Scholar

Studied business at Northern Arizona University and worked at Pima Community College as a business mathematics tutor.

Ben, ‘97 Scholar

Earned an associate’s degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College; currently pursuing an architectural and civil drafting degree.

Justin, ’97 Scholar

Attended college.

Michael, ’97 Scholar

Spina bifida with upper motor neuron dysfunction
Earned a doctoral degree in political theory and international politics from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies.

Alexi, ’97 Scholar

Profoundly deaf
Earned degrees in English and publishing from the University of Connecticut. Works for a survey sampling service, supporting market research companies.

Shakethia, ‘97 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Earned a bachelor of accountancy degree from Mississippi State University and a master of business administration degree from Belhaven University. Works for Lafayette County as the accounts payable clerk.

Steven, ’97 Scholar

Severe hearing loss
Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and a master of business administration degree from the University of New Haven. Works for a hedge fund administrator as a senior fund accountant. Lives in San Francisco.

Laura, ’97 Scholar

Ischemic spinal cord injury
Earned a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in micro electronics and photonics from the University of Arkansas. Recipient of the Walton Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship.

Keaton, ’97 Scholar

Attended the University of Utah and was pursuing a career in engineering when he died in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Veronica, ’97 Scholar

Earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a law degree from Georgetown University. Worked in the United States Senate. Currently practices corporate law in New York.

Sharon, ’97 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned a certification for teaching people with visual impairments, a bachelor’s degree in social science, and a master’s degree in education from Portland State University. Studied orientation and mobility at the University of Northern Colorado. Teaches elementary school children at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind (USDB). Vice-president of USDB Education Association. Actively involved in the guide dog community.