1998 Scholars

Group photo of 1998 Washington DO-IT Scholars

 

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 Space Flight 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 Bothell. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2012. Investigating her genealogy through online, textual, and first-person research and sharing her findings with the world.

 

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 non-profit sector.

 

Kimberlee, ‘98 Scholar

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.

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.

Justin, ’98 Scholar

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.

 

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. 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.

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 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.

 

Marissa, ’98 Scholar

Cerebral palsy. Works as one of the lead office administrators for the Federal Aviation Administration.

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.

 

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. 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.

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 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 University of Washington. Received a DO-IT Trailblazer award in 2005. Works for Expedia.

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 the University of Maryland. Works as a lawyer.

 

Todd, ’98 Scholar

Attention deficit disorder. Works as a musician.

Hank, ’98 Scholar

Blind. Hopes to attend college for computer or radio broadcasting.

Arnell, '98 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, communication disorder. Has worked in retail.

Nichole, '98 Scholar

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

Corey, '98 Scholar

Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, panic disorder. Earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University. Employed as a design engineer at Centrix Aerospace. 

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. Is 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.