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.
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 Space Flight Center in Maryland.
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 Bothell. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2012. Working to become a freelance professional genealogist.
Cerebral palsy. Earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology at Florida International University. Works as a communications consultant in the nonprofit sector.
Cerebral palsy, autism. Volunteers for the Salvation Army. Participates in Special Olympics track, basketball, and bowling. Enjoys zumba, going to Disneyland, hanging out with friends and family, and being an aunt. Lives in an assisted living residence.
Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Spokane Falls Community College.
Glaucoma. Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans.
Cerebral palsy. Earned an associate’s degree in wilderness recreation leadership from North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY. Works part-time as an independent living specialist and arch barrier consultant for Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living.
Mobility impairment. Attended Spokane Falls Community College. Hopes to become a network security analyst.
Cerebral palsy. Graduated from secretarial school and attended business courses at Anoka Technical College. Manages her own business.
Attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphiaIs the head technician for AV-Pro, co-owner of Faded Karma Productions, audio engineer for Ford Audio Service, and live sound engineer for Super Geek League’s Sci Fi Punk Circus.
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.
Learning disability. Earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Teaches high school math.
Cerebral palsy. Earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Washington 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.
Cerebral palsy. Recently celebrated ten years with the Federal Aviation Administration as an office administrator.
Mobility impairment. Attended South Puget Sound Community College.
Dyslexia. Attended Santa Fe Community College and the University of New Mexico. Studying dance in Spain.
Visual impairment. Interested in attending a community college in the Portland area.
Visual impairment. Earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
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. Works as a fiscal and policy analyst at Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, with a focus on outcomes-based funding, accountability, and policy research.
Ataxia telangiectasia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and geology from Northeastern University. Died in April 2006.
Quadriplegia. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from University of Phoenix.
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.
Attention deficit disorder. Earned a bachelor’s degree from Fort Valley State University.
Dyslexia. Full-time mother and wife.
Deaf. Earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana.
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.
Learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Earned a bachelor of science degree 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.
Visual impairment .Interested in programming or designing video games.
Dyslexia, attention deficit disorder. Earned a bachelor’s degree in informatics with a minor in dance from the University of Washington. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2005. Works for Amazon Web Services.
Cerebral palsy, learning disability. Earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a law degree from the University of Maryland. Works as a lawyer.
Attention deficit disorder. Works as a musician.
Blind. Hopes to attend college for computer or radio broadcasting.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, communication disorder. Has worked in retail.
Scoliosis and kyphosis with metatrophic dwarfism, dysplasia, epilepsy. Earned a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College. Works as a motivational speaker and business entrepreneur.
Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, panic disorder. Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University. Employed as a design engineer at Centrix Aerospace.
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.
Visual impairment. Plans to pursue a career in music.
Spinocerebellar degeneration. Attended Pacific University to pursue a degree in education.