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.
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.
Paraplegia. 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.
Blind. Earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. 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.
Achondroplasia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington. Works at the Federal Aviation Administration as a management and program analyst.
Epilepsy. Attended Bellevue Community College. Works at Target as a cashier.
Paraplegia. Studied business at Northern Arizona University and worked at Pima Community College as a business mathematics tutor.
Quadriplegia. Earned an associate’s degree in design drafting and a mechanical design certificate from Green River Community College; is pursuing an architectural and civil drafting degree.
Blind. Attended college.
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.
Profoundly deaf. Earned degrees in English and publishing from the University of Connecticut. Works for a survey sampling service, supporting market research companies.
Dyslexia. Works for the YMCA as a wellness coach as the head of the running club. Completed a half marathon. Married and lives in Snohomish, WA.
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 an accounts payable clerk.
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 in San Francisco.
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.
Blind. Attended the University of Utah and was pursuing a career in engineering when he died in 2001 after a battle with cancer.
Earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University. Worked in the United States Senate. Practices corporate law in New York.
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.