1998 Ambassadors

 

Group photo of 1998 National DO-IT Scholars

1998 National Scholars

 

Group photo of 1998 Washington DO-IT Scholars

1998 Washington Scholars

The following Ambassadors began participating in DO-IT as Scholars in 1998. They continue to pursue college and career goals and encourage younger DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors.

Blair, ’98 Scholar

Brain injury
Earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Idaho. Works for Goddard Flight Space Center in Maryland.

Katrina, ’98 Scholar

Traumatic brain injury
Earned an associate’s degree in integrated studies from Cascadia Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in global studies with a minor in human rights from the University of Washington (UW) Bothell. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2012. Working to become a freelance professional genealogist. Active member of the Eastside Genealogical Society based in Bellevue.

Emily, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology at Florida International University. Works as a communications consultant in the nonprofit sector.

Kimberlee, ‘98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, autism
Volunteers for Salvation Army and is a peer mentor working with challenged adults. Participates in Special Olympics track, swimming, and basketball. Lives in community living with assistance.

Eddie, ’98 Scholar

Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Spokane Falls Community College.

Shavonne, ’98 Scholar

Glaucoma
Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans.

Matt, ’98 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Attended Spokane Falls Community College. Hopes to become a network security analyst.

Amy, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Graduated from secretarial school and attended business courses at Anoka Technical College. Manages her own business.

Chris, ’98 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia
Head technician for AV-Pro, co-owner of Faded Karma Productions, on call front desk supervisor at the Hotel Max, and live sound engineer for Super Geek League’s Sci Fi Punk Circus.

Chanon, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Studied social work at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Received a black labrador service dog named Jersey from Paws With a Cause.

Maggie, ’98 Scholar

Learning disability
Earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Teaches high school math.

Brian, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the UW and a master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. Works as the information technology director for Glostone Trucking Solutions and as chief operations officer and chief technology officer of Med-Safe Management.

Marissa, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned two associate’s degrees and works full time at the Federal Aviation Administration as an office administrator.

Landon, ’98 Scholar

Mobility impairment
Attended South Puget Sound Community College.

Jessica, ’98 Scholar

Dyslexia
Attended Santa Fe Community College and the University of New Mexico. Studying dance in Spain.

Crystal, ’98 Scholar

Visual impairment
Interested in attending a community college in the Portland area.

Nick, ’98 Scholar

Visual impairment
Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

David, ’98 Scholar

Congenital stationary night blindness, some motor deficiencies
Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grinnell College and a doctoral degree in public affairs and policy from Portland State University. 

Jeffrey, ’98 Scholar

Ataxia telangiectasia
Earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and geology from Northeastern University. Died in April 2006.

Buddy, ’98 Scholar

Quadriplegia
Earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from University of Phoenix.

Wesley, ’98 Scholar

Blind
Earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Works for Nebraska’s Office of the Chief Information Officer as an Internet application developer.

Reginald, ’98 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Earned a bachelor’s degree from Fort Valley State University.

Khrystal, ’98 Scholar

Dyslexia
Full-time mother and wife.

John, ’98 Scholar

Deaf
Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana.

Jessie, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University; and a law degree from the University of San Francisco. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2009. Works as a lawyer in the Bay area.

Michael, ’98 Scholar

Learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Earned a bachelor of science degree, double majoring in mathematical sciences and physics, from the University of Alberta. Earned a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education. Works for Qi Creative as an education consultant and behavior coach, helping children with special needs, their families, and their communities. Runs his own marketing company that specializes in social cause and social norm campaigns.

Silas, ’98 Scholar

Visual impairment
Interested in programing or designing video games.

Jessie, ’98 Scholar

Dyslexia, attention deficit disorder
Earned a bachelor’s degree in informatics with a minor in dance from the UW. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2005. Works for Amazon.

Ivan, ‘98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, learning disability
Earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a law degree from University of Maryland. Works as a lawyer.

Todd, ’98 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder
Works as musician.

Hank, ’98 Scholar

Blind
Hopes to attend college for computer or radio broadcasting.

Arnell, ’98 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, communication disorder
Worked in retail.

Nichole, ’98 Scholar

Scoliosis and kyphosis with metatrophic dwarfism, dysplasia, epilepsy
Earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from The Evergreen State College.

Corey, ’98 Scholar

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, panic disorder
Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University.

Dustin, ’98 Scholar

Dyslexia
Earned a degree in physical education from Ball State University. Works as a high school physical education teacher and head volleyball coach. Also head coach of the Minnesota One Junior Olympic Volleyball Team. Married.

Abraham, ’98 Scholar

Visual impairment
Plans to pursue a career in music.

Isaiah, ’98 Scholar

Spinocerebellar degeneration
Attended Pacific University to pursue a degree in education.